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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overtop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In forestry, having the crown shaded from above, although a side or sides may be free to light. See crown class.


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  • This supports the administration's contention that the White House was receiving conflicting reports during the course of Aug. 29 about whether the levees had been breached or simply "overtopped" by hurricane-driven flood waters.

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  • The peril in which she stood but kindled in her heart a fiery depth of passion, such as overtopped and tamed the very terrors of her position.


  • (A) STU is the raw proportion of saplings of each species in the FIA data with crown class 'overtopped' or 'intermediate,' and (B)

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  • ( 'overtopped' or 'intermediate' FIA crown class).

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  • According to Bourgeois, the tsunami overtopped a three-story office building in the town of Minamisanriku.

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  • Huge blocks topped and overtopped one another, only to serve as pedestals for great white masses, which blazed and scintillated in the sun like monstrous jewels.

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  • In Sawyer, N.D., the Souris overtopped a levee Saturday morning, flooding four homes, Mayor Cy Kotaska said.

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  • Others are little more than mounds of dirt that get overtopped frequently.

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  • Breached or overtopped levees allow the water to spread out.

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  • It has never overtopped and my basement has remained bone dry ever since, indicating that a lot of water that used to reach the nearest storm drain now infiltrates into the ground.

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