Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • But here in the group, he says, the banked-up emotion is coming to the surface.


  • When I wake, it is morning and one of the shutters is opened, the yellow winter sun is shining in the little panes of glass, and the room is warm with the banked-up fire glowing in the fireplace.

    The Red Queen

  • I was descending a steep, cobbled, excavated road between banked-up footways, perhaps six feet high, upon which, in a monotonous series, opened the living room doors of rows of dark, low cottages.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • The country was hilly, with occasional fir plantations and bleak upland spaces, but also with numerous farms, and the hills were deeply intersected by the gorges of several winding rivers interrupted at intervals by the banked-up ponds and weirs of electric generating wheels.

    The War in the Air

  • Suddenly the mountains at the lower end of the valley become banked-up with clouds, and the sand begins to blow up the river-bed some miles below, while it is still blowing down with us.

    A First Year in Canterbury Settlement

  • Overhead the sky was clear again; but there was no motion in the heavy sultry atmosphere, while dark blue masses of banked-up clouds on the western horizon threatened a fresh downpour later in the day.

    Green Mansions

  • Thanks to the combination of drought and a newly banked-up shoreline, the water in Clausen's Reservoir had been three feet lower than usual.

    Excerpt: The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer

  • In complete shock as the reality that they had been truly married that day a year ago sank in, Faye snaked back from him, taut spine bracing to the banked-up pillows behind her.

    The Arabian Mistress

  • Sheltered snugly against the banked-up Forest of Saint Germain, on the banks of the Seine, is Maisons-Laffitte.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • The sky was still a dull, leaden color, but around the spot where the sun was hiding behind the banked-up clouds shone a misty radiance, sure prophecy of brightness to come.

    Lucile Triumphant


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.