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  • verb Present participle of embank.

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Examples

  • The group's attitude is: "We'll just have to manage it" ? a process in which the recreation of traditional river and moorland drainage management, more gradual than costly embanking and similar "fortification", is likely to play a part.

    Cumbria's natural landscape may be restored to ease flooding

  • When I looked again, the busy handling-machine had already put together several of the pieces of apparatus it had taken out of the cylinder into a shape having an unmistakable likeness to its own; and down on the left a busy little digging mechanism had come into view, emitting jets of green vapour and working its way round the pit, excavating and embanking in a methodical and discriminating manner.

    The War of The Worlds

  • When I looked again, the busy handling-machine had already put together several of the pieces of apparatus it had taken out of the cylinder into a shape having an unmistakable likeness to its own; and down on the left a busy little digging mechanism had come into view, emitting jets of green vapour and working its way round the pit, excavating and embanking in a methodical and discriminating manner.

    The War of the Worlds

  • There was a question in those days as to embanking the river from the Houses of Parliament up to the remote desolations of further Pimlico, and Mr Scruby recommended the coming Member to pledge himself that he would have the work carried on even to Battersea Bridge.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Even as it is, much of the embanking seems to be of a rather slight character, and quite unfit to stand the tremendous tropical downpours of the early summer months.

    A Wayfarer in China Impressions of a trip across West China and Mongolia

  • Only as you approach Urga, north of the desert, would there be much in the way of bridging and embanking.

    A Wayfarer in China Impressions of a trip across West China and Mongolia

  • Seventh, Queen Elizabeth, and the two Charleses; and Commissioners were again and again appointed to effect the embanking and draining of these watery wastes, but with only temporary success; and it was not till 1787, or 1788, that the present complete system of drainage was commenced, which is now permanently established. {101a} And in these days, the

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter

  • A road formed in this most substantial manner for about two hundred miles, involving cuttings through rocks, filling up of hollows, bridging of ravines, and embanking of swamps, must have been an arduous and costly feat of engineering.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • So far back as the year 1842 the City authorities issued a commission to survey and report upon the state of the Thames, and in accordance with the report of those gentlemen proceeded to take measures for embanking the river so as to prevent the deposit of mud on the banks, to deepen the channel, and to improve the wharfage.

    The Corporation of London, Its Rights and Privileges

  • Again, he speaks of embanking, and says he has some experience on that head.

    Farm drainage The Principles, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land with Stones, Wood, Plows, and Open Ditches, and Especially with Tiles

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