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noun as in embankment


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A study linked some of the levee and dike failures to earlier drought conditions, such as cracks forming because of exposure to heat and dryness.

By adopting a number of new tactics to staying informed, we can build a dike to keep out the flood of misinformation.

That standard works fine when you’re building a dike in areas where a flood won’t cause enormous damage, like an area of farmland.

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In December 2008, four months after Andrea’s second relative died of leukemia, more than a billion gallons of coal ash slurry broke through a dike at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant.

Without system-level support, individual decision-making is like the proverbial Dutch boy with his finger in the dike.

A whole population of 11 million with every iron in the fire doubling as a finger in a dike.

The GOP, meanwhile, paints itself as sticking a finger in the dike of massive Obama spending.

It's a sort of finger in the dike approach with no clear vision, but maybe no one has a clear vision.

When riding or walking along upon such a dike on one side, down a long slope, they have a glimpse of water between the trees.

The dike was very regular in its form, and it was ornamented with two rows of trees along the top of it.

The dike was very broad, and the descent from it to the low land on each side was very gradual.

They had a delightful drive back, going as they came, on the top of the great sea dike.

The passengers that came in the ferry boat divided into two parties, as they came down the dike.

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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dike, such as: barrier, ditch, levee, watercourse, bank, and channel.

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