overtopping


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o·ver·top

 (ō′vər-tŏp′)
tr.v. o·ver·topped, o·ver·top·ping, o·ver·tops
1. To extend or rise over or beyond the top of; tower above.
2. To take precedence over; override: "Religion overtopped the common affairs of life" (Albert C. Baugh).
3. To be greater or better than; surpass.
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overtopping

(ˌəʊvəˈtɒpɪŋ)
n
the rising of water over the top of a barrier
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They lie concealed in the intricate growth of houses with a few stalks of mastheads here and there overtopping the roof of some four-story warehouse.
The runner passed them a dozen feet away, crossed the wet sand, never parsing, till the froth wash was to his knees while above him, ten feet at least, upreared a was of overtopping water.
He pushed back his hat to wipe his forehead, observing at the same time that he hated going ashore anyhow; while overtopping him Mr.
It had been planted by a great-grandson of the first Pyncheon, and, though now fourscore years of age, or perhaps nearer a hundred, was still in its strong and broad maturity, throwing its shadow from side to side of the street, overtopping the seven gables, and sweeping the whole black roof with its pendant foliage.
He moved through the rooms for some time longer, circulating freely, overtopping most people by his great height, renewing acquaintance with some of the groups to which Urbain de Bellegarde had presented him, and expending generally the surplus of his equanimity.
There was something like an emanation of evil from her eyes and from the face of the other, who, exactly behind her and overtopping her by half a head, kept his eyelids lowered in a sinister fashion--which in the poor girl, reached, stirred, set free that faculty of unreasoning explosive terror lying locked up at the bottom of all human hearts and of the hearts of animals as well.
The agency said: "This flood alert is being issued as we expect some overtopping of flood defences to take place due to high spring tides."
'The blockages erected in the bed of Phuleli Canal by the officials of Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (Sida) and irrigation department are the prime factors behind the fiasco,' they said, adding that officials were not releasing the required water in the canal system for fear of overtopping.
The Perry County levee also was breached in 1990, Rapert noted, and wasn't fully repaired, leading to its overtopping in 2015 and 2016.
Mr Macrae said: "I was at Portgordon at the weekend and there were still sandbags in front of some of their homes from the last time there was overtopping.
It added: "In the case of the recent overtopping, a series of rain events in the first week of March meant the reservoir filled to the prescribed level, this was then followed by storms Gareth and Hannah which provided a limited opportunity to draw the reservoir down, as river levels downstream were already at a high level and remained so for an extended time." Drawdowns were made, it said, on March 5, 10 and 11 but longer drawdown periods were needed to "accommodate a rain event of the magnitude experienced over the weekend".