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  • n. Plural form of groyne.


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  • Mr Newman said the alternative to hard protection such as groynes was managed retreat proposed by the Regional Council, which was too expensive for residents and would "gut the area".

    Hawke's Bay Today

  • For the last half a century, successive administrations have employed a "hold-the-line" policy – defending the coast through the use of "hard" defences such as sea walls and groynes.

    Climate change 'will wreak havoc on Britain's coastline by 2050'

  • In the water directly ahead of us was a post to mark the end of the groynes that have been built into the sea to stop the coastline eroding and each morning a lone cormorant perched on the post, displayed its wings and then settled down for a rest.

    All Things Girl » All Things Girl » Blog Archive » One Moon

  • Both villages were told by the government that their groynes and revetments were not going to be maintained, essentially putting their community at risk and turning their homes into worthless real estates.

    Operation Beachhead

  • This morning a man who was walking his own dog at Llanelli Docks attempted to rescue another dog, which appeared to be trapped on the groynes, the tide at the time was rising.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • It was discovered that the dog had been tied up between stones on the eastside of the groynes, a search was carried out in the surrounding area.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The dog's owner is now reunited with the dog, the owner informed the Coastguard that the dog had gone missing and the Dyfed Powys Police are investigating the matter of the dog being tied to the groynes.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Attempts have been made to stabilize shorelines in the Seychelles by the installation of groynes, and in Mauritius by the use of rock-filled wire gabions.

    Western Indian Ocean Islands and coastal and marine environments

  • Hard engineering measures are taken to protect the eroded beaches with seawalls and groynes.

    Sub-regional scenarios for Africa's future~ Western Indian Ocean islands

  • Attempts have been made to stabilize shorelines by the installation of groynes.

    Southern Africa and coastal and marine environments


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