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  • n. Plural form of dike.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The name was definitely Brinker, Ishmael said, and Brinker specifically filled holes in Dutch dikes.

    Just a Corpse at Twilight

  • We understand that this matter of the dikes is a basic issue, because millions of persons are protected by the dike systems -- which have been under construction for 2,000 years -- from the periodic floods from the great rivers caused by heavy rains in this region of the world.

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  • It is easy to blame Katrina victims for "complain (ing) about lack of government help, or why the dikes were a few feet short of the projected record flood levels."

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • What struck me is that these people did not complain about lack of government help, or why the dikes were a few feet short of the projected record flood levels.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • At about 43 feet the dikes are a foot higher than the forecast crest.

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)

  • Among dozens of requirements, farmers must train first responders in cleanup protocol and build "containment facilities" such as dikes or berms to mitigate offshore dairy slicks.

    Land of Milk and Regulation

  • It wasn't until a considerable time later, that it was made clear to me that both those teams were "dikes".

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  • After several people wrote to me to point out that the "dikes" spelling is significantly commoner, I realized that I may very well never have seen it written, or had any occasion to write it myself.

    languagehat.com: UNKNOWN TO DICTIONARIES.

  • However, Tom Duff told me by email that he remembers having seen it written probably as "dikes" or "dike out" in Popular Electronics in the early 1960s.

    languagehat.com: UNKNOWN TO DICTIONARIES.

  • Among dozens of requirements, farmers must train first responders in cleanup protocol and build 'containment facilities' such as dikes or berms to mitigate offshore dairy slicks.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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