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  • n  a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

  • Actress Streep brings passion and skill to her richest role yet The camera sees gray clouds, a churning gray sea, the spray-lashed stones of a harbor breakwater, and at.
  • Replaced by a modern automatic light on a breakwater several hundred feet beyond it and turned over to the Treasury as "surplus property," the Cedar Island light was to become .
  • By intercepting the waves, the breakwater will create a stillwater trap where the sand will settle before it gets lost in the canyon.
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  • Barry Gibb in guardian.co.uk
    The brothers have finally "got through the breakwater of emotions" following Maurice's death, Gibb said.
  • Rachel Carson in The Daily News of Newburyport
    I use the Barwon Heads bridge, Breakwater bridge ...... and the bus interchange as examples that he is sending anti-jobs messages to local members and the State Government because I believe he is more interested in repaying the debts that he owes... Michael Crutchfield http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Crutchfield&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHcVecZyYCnFcCq0Lp3UHfy1sLfRw Geelong Advertiser http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2009/03/12/56485_news.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE1oo_hq8hbjYg084X8Yp23oubtCg Mar 11, 2009 12512 17135 breakwater Plum Island, Joppa Flats and Plum Island breakwater seem to attract more than their share of rare species," Carson wrote, "and the hope of surprising an ornithological rarity gives zest to often repeated visits."

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