earthworks


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earthworks

[ˈɜːrθwɜːrks] npl (ARCHAEOLOGY)ouvrages mpl de terre

earthworks

[ˈɜːθˌwɜːks] npllavori mpl di sterro
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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.
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.
Contract award notice: Rocade de gap - earthworks of the current section between the veynes roundabout and the val de bonne, A hydraulic structure of the tournefave
Synopsis: In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed, water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use.
Loe teaches art history in Salt Lake City and speaks and writes on UtahAEs earthworks.
According to a joint statement by the Japanese manufacturer and the American telematics heavyweight, Sumitomo will work closely with Trimble to offer the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for its excavators as a factory-fit machine control solution.
Earthworks at the Line 6 Expansion Project is expected to be complete by the end of September.