Sentence Examples


  • It was constructed with difficulty by embanking the river and raising the level of the formerly marshy ground, and was opened in 1858.
  • The subsoil was composed principally of clay and sand, and the railway had to be carried over the moss on the level, requiring cutting, and embanking for upwards of 4 m.
  • Large quantities of embanking were sunk in the moss, and, when the engineer, George Stephenson, after a month's vigorous operations, had made up his estimates, the apparent work done was sometimes less than at the beginning of the month.
  • The walls are embanking walls, with a low breastwork in places.
  • Above it is an embanking wall of irregular masonry, and below it some remains of Roman baths, including five parallel vaults of concrete.

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