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noun as in dike

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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.

Horschel avoided slipping on the embankment this time, but he wasn’t able to save par as he did Saturday.

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.

Scrambling over logs and ditches, I discovered the group crouched in a huddle along an embankment beside the creek.

However, Woods, who was driving northbound, crossed over the median and the opposing lanes before coming to rest in the embankment.

The perspective down the center of this painting is the raised embankment of an old railroad bed.

The train bore me away … we passed row after row of little grey slum houses running at right angles to the embankment.

The plane settled about 400 yards from the runway in an embankment off a five-lane highway.

“He climbed back up the embankment and slipped in the mud, got mad and chewed me out for half an hour,” Kronk said bitterly.

“I rolled my Toyota Yaris three times this morning after hitting a six-foot-high dirt embankment at highway speed,” he writes.

The embankment or road-bed was commenced by gigantic piling, and is very broad and substantial.

Huge, dim forms rushed alongside the embankment, making unearthly sounds.

You must pull yourself together or you'll go stark mad, and then you'll probably go and throw yourself over the Embankment.

The car dashed over the embankment, demolishing many yards of stone wall and coming to rest in a valley hundreds of feet beneath.

Presently, I heard it at my own level—the ridge-top of the opposite embankment, a hundred feet or more away.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to embankment, such as: hill, bank, breakwater, causeway, and mound.

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