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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of embank.


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  • Stanley died Saturday after a car he was driving swerved off a highway and hit trees down an embanked near Mareeba in Queensland, Australia, The Associated Press reports.

    Owsley "Bear" Stanley, '60s Counterculture Icon and LSD Producer, Dies at 76

  • Chapter Twelve The next day, we broke camp and, taking the ogre2s horse along, joined the narrow trail of the pass once more, beginning our descent of the mountains through a steep, embanked region where the plants had frozen the night before.


  • Woolwich is one of those few places along the Thames where high ground reaches through the marshes that existed before the river was embanked.

    The embarrasing thing we must never mention

  • In the lower sections the rivers are embanked, which allows for gravity-fed irrigation, especially along the Shabelle.

    Water profile of Somalia

  • As the Shabelle river is embanked at the lower part it is very difficult to predict the location of the floods.

    Water profile of Somalia

  • It might be the remote town below would take a different air, and my companion the botanist, with his educated observation, might almost see as much, and the train, perhaps, would be gone out of the picture, and the embanked straightness of the Ticino in the Ambri-Piotta meadows — that might be altered, but that would be all the visible change.

    A Modern Utopia

  • Little more than a dirt track, the road dipped down off the embanked highway and disappeared into the trees.

    Armageddon's Children

  • The patch is embanked and frequently inundated, and each plant grows on a small hillock of puddled earth.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Thus the cities were made higher still than before; for they were embanked first by those who dug the channels in the reign of

    The History of Herodotus

  • After walking a mile or two farther, they found that the shore was beginning to be formally embanked, so as to form something like

    The Complete Father Brown


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