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  • n. Plural form of terrace.


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  • The old cypresses stood round the graves that lay, green and dark with creepers and violets, set in terraces from the ivy-clad wall of the town.

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  • The garden on the front of the house is organized in terraces and parterres, forming a decorative outline surrounded by a surface covered with white gravel.

    Stylish Pozuelo House in Madrid

  • Sweeping leaves off paths and terraces is all you need to keep the garden looking cared for and covers for a wealth of disorder in the beds.

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  • Throughout the area four main terraces were cut by this wave action.

    The geology and geography of Lake Chapala and western Mexico

  • These rice fields also go in terraces up the sides of the mountains, and all of them are tilled by hand.

    The Fabulous Orient

  • The ground behind these flaming things dropped away in terraces to the sea, each terrace a little orchard, where among the olives grew vines on trellises, and fig-trees, and peach-trees, and cherry-trees.

    The Enchanted April

  • They ran down the long corridor, on to which opened both the tapestry room and Jeanne's room at the other end, through a small sort of anteroom, and then – for though they were upstairs, the garden being built in terraces was at this part of the house on a level with the first floor – then straight out into what little Jeanne called "the tonnelle."

    The Tapestry Room: A Child's Romance

  • They are excavated in terraces at a great height above the river, and they were made for the great feudal princes who governed this province under the Pharaohs of the Twelfth Dynasty.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • The house is surrounded with a most charming garden laid out in terraces, with fountains and flowerbeds, and magnificent oleander and pomegranate bushes, in large green cases, adding a stately smiling formality and dignity to the bloomy flowering fragrance and less artificial beauty of great masses of roses and geraniums and variegated beds of colored leaves.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • They are built in terraces, and when one looks down into the deep valley, seeing terrace after terrace of the softest, lightest green, one is forced to cry: "How beautiful!"

    Nellie Bly's Book: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days


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