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synonyms for embankment

  • hill
  • bank
  • breakwater
  • causeway
  • mound
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The deputies did not realize Carrillo was above them, perched just 40 feet away in a covered, well-concealed position up a steep embankment, aiming the same “ghost” weapon that prosecutors say he had used in Oakland.
“I FELT HATE MORE THAN ANYTHING”: HOW AN ACTIVE DUTY AIRMAN TRIED TO START A CIVIL WARBY GISELA PÉREZ DE ACHA, KATHRYN HURD AND ELLIE LIGHTFOOT, BERKELEY JOURNALISM’S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING PROGRAMAPRIL 13, 2021PROPUBLICA
Horschel avoided slipping on the embankment this time, but he wasn’t able to save par as he did Saturday.
WITH CONFIDENCE AND CALM, HIDEKI MATSUYAMA ENDS JAPAN’S LONG WAIT FOR A MASTERS TITLECHUCK CULPEPPER, SCOTT ALLEN, DES BIELERAPRIL 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We find a site among the half-dozen or so etched into a steep embankment above the creek, with ample space between us and the two other parties here, a solo guy and two women.
A FATHER-SON BACKPACKING TRIP IN THE GRAND CANYON IS AN INTRODUCTION TO ADVENTUREJOHN BRILEYAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Scrambling over logs and ditches, I discovered the group crouched in a huddle along an embankment beside the creek.
MEET THE RENAISSANCE MAN OBSESSED WITH MUSHROOMSDOUG BIERENDMARCH 10, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
However, Woods, who was driving northbound, crossed over the median and the opposing lanes before coming to rest in the embankment.
HOW ROLLING HILLS ESTATES RESIDENTS WOKE UP TO THE TIGER WOODS CRASH: ‘OH NO, ANOTHER ONE.’BEN GOLLIVERFEBRUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
One car went over a guard rail on the Beltway’s Outer Loop and down an embankment near Connecticut Avenue.
D.C. AREA’S BIGGEST SNOWSTORM IN TWO YEARS BRINGS SLICK ROADS, BUT MUCH-NEEDED RESPITEKATHERINE SHAVER, EMILY DAVIES, LAUREN LUMPKINFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The embankment or road-bed was commenced by gigantic piling, and is very broad and substantial.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Huge, dim forms rushed alongside the embankment, making unearthly sounds.
A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
You must pull yourself together or you'll go stark mad, and then you'll probably go and throw yourself over the Embankment.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
The car dashed over the embankment, demolishing many yards of stone wall and coming to rest in a valley hundreds of feet beneath.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
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WORDS RELATED TO EMBANKMENT

  • beach
  • cay
  • cliff
  • coast
  • edge
  • embankment
  • lakefront
  • lakeshore
  • lakeside
  • ledge
  • levee
  • oceanfront
  • reef
  • riverfront
  • riverside
  • seabank
  • seaboard
  • seafront
  • shore
  • strand
  • streamside
  • waterfront
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