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.

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 warning said: "Wave overtopping is likely at these times, although conditions may apply two to four hours either side of high tide.
Strong winds pose a risk of waves overtopping defences and whilst coastal storms can look dramatic, we strongly advise against wave watching or taking storm selfies.
Speaking from the site, Angela Ellis from Natural Resources Wales said: "The volume of water in the flooding was from the overtopping of the banks further upstream, so the bridge provided a pinch point as a constraint which reduced the conveyance in the channel.
Overtopping creates a hardship for the locals as the bridge is the only stream crossing available.
They cover the history of modern berm breakwaters; the classification and types of berm breakwaters; predicting stability and reshaping; functional behavior: wave overtopping, reflections, and transmissions; the geometrical design of the cross-section; armourstone and quarrying; construction; geometrical design into practice; and constructed examples.
The promenade was also closed for nearly four hours on Tuesday because of a risk of overtopping on to the walkways.