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noun as in ditch for flow of water

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The embankment had few culverts, severely cutting water flow from one side of the embankment to the other.

The fee we charge to maintain our pipes, culverts, drains and treatment facilities hasn’t been updated in almost 25 years, and as a result, we’ve fallen far behind on critically needed improvements to protect our beaches and waterways.

Lora is also looking for funds to surround the culvert with a large fence that curves at the top.

Pennsylvania State Police tried to stop the vehicle, and shortly afterward it veered off the road, struck a culvert and came to a stop in a grassy area in Smithburg, Md.

Near Amsterdam, for example, engineers have built extra culverts into some of the dikes meant to protect the city from storm surges, planning for a future where extra pump stations would need them to face a rising ocean.

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She was driving to meet a reporter waiting in an Oklahoma City motel when she crashed into the concrete wing wall of a culvert.

A culvert packed with explosives presents a particularly dangerous and challenging problem.

A "culvert" is a bridge of small span giving passage to drainage.

"I don't know—I couldn't see—we ran into a culvert," replied Maud.

There was a shrieking streak of white and he disappeared under a culvert.

By these hornbeam trees a little streamlet flows out from the copse and under the road by a culvert.

Under the natural culvert, formed by the trunk fallen across, they cast their lines, using flies from their hook.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to culvert, such as: duct, gutter, pipe, canal, channel, and conduit.

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