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earth·work

 (ûrth′wûrk′)
n.
1. An earthen embankment, especially one used as a fortification. See Synonyms at bulwark.
2. Engineering Excavation and embankment of earth.
3. A work of art made by altering an area of land or a natural geographic feature, especially on a large scale.

earthwork

(ˈɜːθˌwɜːk)
n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) excavation of earth, as in engineering construction
2. (Fortifications) a fortification made of earth

earth•work

(ˈɜrθˌwɜrk)

n.
1. excavation and piling of earth in an engineering operation.
2. a military construction formed chiefly of earth for protection against enemy fire.
3. an artistic work that consists of a large-scale modification of an area of land by an artist.
[1625–35]

earthwork

An embankment of earth constructed as a fortification.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earthwork - an earthen rampart
bulwark, rampart, wall - an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
sconce - a small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate
Translations

earthwork

[ˈɜːθwɜːk] Nterraplén m

earthwork

[ˈɜːθˌwɜːk] n (Mil) → terrapieno
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It was pleasant and quiet, out there with the sails on the river passing beyond the earthwork, and sometimes, when the tide was low, looking as if they belonged to sunken ships that were still sailing on at the bottom of the water.
One Sunday when Joe, greatly enjoying his pipe, had so plumed himself on being "most awful dull," that I had given him up for the day, I lay on the earthwork for some time with my chin on my hand, descrying traces of Miss Havisham and Estella all over the prospect, in the sky and in the water, until at last I resolved to mention a thought concerning them that had been much in my head.
She heard the shrill whistle of alarm, the beaten drum; she saw the spade exchanged for the rifle, and the long line of toilers disappear behind the natural earthwork which their labours had created.
Several battalions of soldiers, in their shirt sleeves despite the cold wind, swarmed in these earthworks like a host of white ants; spadefuls of red clay were continually being thrown up from behind the bank by unseen hands.
Great anxiety prevails in West Surrey, and earthworks are being thrown up to check the advance Londonward.
We have moved forward across his earthworks, across which we have so often vainly attempted to move before, through the debris of his abandoned camps, among the graves of his fallen, into the woods beyond.
Just outside, soldiers were engaged in throwing up earthworks.
Due to the fact that Earthworks faces competition from other creators, producers, sellers, marketers, distributors and licensors, and due to the uncertainty of the public's response to Earthwork's children's and family entertainment properties, actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements.
550 m 3 separation of non-mineral impurities 1 psch earthwork - loosening layer 0 - topsoil soil dismantling excavation load truck on approx.
Project Description : Earthwork in railway formation, construction of minor & major bridges from Manatu station on Tori-Shivpur section (Package-IV) in Jharkhand.
They concern: - the realization of the roundabout of charance and restoration of the path of the bishops, - earthworks of the central section between the senator~s roundabout (excluded) and the poplar road, - earthwork of the greenway between the senator~s roundabout (excluded) and the avenue de charance, - crossing work of tournefave (oh3), - turrelet discharge structure (oh3 bis), - networks of longitudinal and transversal sanitation, - earthworks from the central section of the poplar road to the aurouzes roundabout, - basins of aurouzes and veynes, - greenway in the corresponding sectors whose 2 embankments are connected giratoire des aurouzes.
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