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synonyms for retaining wall

  • abutment
  • breast wall
  • bulkhead
  • bulwark
  • embankment
  • piling
  • revetment
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How to use retaining wall in a sentence

Frequently they are found in alveolar arrangement, retaining the original outline of the alveoli of the lung (Fig. 4, b).
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Kind of a reception-room in there—guess I know a reception-room from a hole in the wall.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
Distance, the uncertain light, and imagination, magnified it to a high wall; high as the wall of China.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
He leant against the wall of his refuge, notwithstanding this boast, and licked the ice to moisten his parched lips.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
A little boy aged two years and four months was deprived of a pencil from Thursday to Sunday for scribbling on the wall-paper.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Thinking to escape and summon assistance from the cantonment, Douglas mounted the wall and leaped into the moat.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The churchyard was partly surrounded by houses, and in 1781 "iron pallisadoes" were affixed to the wall.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
The friends were standing close to the wall; but on these sounds they moved away; and a key presently turned in the door.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
She opened the door of a square room with large roses on the white wall-paper, and fine old mahogany furniture.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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serotinaladjective | [si-rot-n-l, ser-uh-tahyn-l ]SEE DEFINITION