Sentence Examples


  • They refused therefore to grant him either subsidies or a levee en masse, and he bad to take what he wanted by force.
  • The alluvial portion of the state, especially below the mouth of the Red river, is an intricate network of these bayous, which, before their closure by a levee system, served partially, in time of flood, to carry off the escaping surplus of river waters.
  • Of levee on the Mississippi river within the state, and 84 m.
  • For about a century and a half before that time, levee building had been undertaken in a more or less spasmodic and tentative way, first by riparian proprietors, then by local combinations of public and private interests, and finally by the state, acting through levee districts, advised by a Board of Engineers.
  • Levee systems on some of the interior or tributary rivers, aggregating some 602 m., are exclusively built and maintained by the state.

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