from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of petroleum or mineral naphtha exuding from the strata at Gabian, a village in the department of Hérault, France.
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More good news was that there was additional funding for both of the Penywern Ponds to allow resurfacing of the access road to the top pond, concrete caps to be fitted to the gabian baskets and the building of special platforms for disabled anglers.
Mr. Struzzi said PennDOT is designing a project to shore up the earth with gabian walls -- wire baskets of stone, which are good for providing stability and preventing erosion.
Mr. Struzzi previously said that the department would likely use gabian blankets -- wire boxes filled with stone -- to stop erosion beneath the roadway and stabilize its base, but said this week that the solution would depend on Gannett Fleming's findings.