Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Roman antiquity, an earthwork or any artificial mound or rampart, as, in Rome, the agger of Servius Tullius.
  • noun A Roman road or military way, so called because these roads were raised in the middle to turn water to the sides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete An earthwork; a mound; a raised work.

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  • noun A high tide in which the water rises to a given level, recedes, and then rises again.
  • noun A low tide in which the water recedes to a given level, rises, and then recedes again.
  • noun In ancient Roman construction, an earthwork; a mound; a raised work.

Etymologies

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From Middle English agger ("heap"), "pile", from Latin agger ("rubble"), "mound", "rampart", from ad- + gerere, to carry, to bring

Examples

  • Its medial surface forms part of the lateral wall of the nasal cavity; at its upper part is a rough, uneven area, which articulates with the ethmoid, closing in the anterior ethmoidal cells; below this is an oblique ridge, the ethmoidal crest, the posterior end of which articulates with the middle nasal concha, while the anterior part is termed the agger nasi; the crest forms the upper limit of the atrium of the middle meatus.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 2. The Maxillæ (Upper Jaw)

  • In that year, Marshal Wade employed his army to construct a road by way of Harlaw and Cholterford, following for thirty miles the line of the old Roman Wall, the materials of which he used to construct his "agger" and culverts.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

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  • That the Temple was of a _religious_, and not of a warlike nature, is proved by its ditch being withinside the agger of earth, contrary to the mode adopted in works of defence.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 341, November 15, 1828

  • Three ramparts surround the fort, which covers a large space of ground, and it is 'divided into two parts by a double agger ....

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

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  • JM recommends an agger for a bit of hugger mugger!

    March 12, 2010