earthwork

[ UK /ˈɜːθwɜːk/ ]
[ US /ˈɝθˌwɝk/ ]
NOUN
  1. an earthen rampart
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How To Use earthwork In A Sentence

  • The most obvious is a small roughly circular earthwork enclosure, known as The Ring.
  • Desmond Bonney followed his initial research by an examination of parish boundaries associated with Roman roads and late prehistoric linear earthworks.
  • The earthworks of the Neolithic henge comprise a 2 m. high bank with a 2 m. deep ditch.
  • The more powerful it was, the longer and heavier the trains it could pull, but the more substantial its rails and earthworks had to be to carry it.
  • Heritage Action say science still cannot answer many of the questions about the earthworks, and they want a moratorium on quarrying near historic sites, until methods improve.
  • On opposite sides of the Manawapou River mouth the earthworks of Thacker's and Inman's redoubts can also still be seen and just south of the town the Okautiro redoubt.
  • It is an earthwork which appears to descend into the ground and is partially buried in the soil.
  • Some 1400 kilometres of earthworks need to be completed before it can take the ballast, sleepers and rails.
  • They are also reminiscent of ancient earthworks by Native American cultures, making each timeless regardless of their temporary nature.
  • Their most remarkable expression is the earthwork which an eighth- century king of Mercia constructed on his western frontier.
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