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embankment

em bangk muhnt

  • n  a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection

  • Chased by a policeman, he fled along a railroad embankment, when suddenly he caught sight of an express train bearing down on him and his pursuer from behind.
  • On that occasion the pilot overshot Chicago airport, bounced off the far end of the runway, cleared an embankment, and fetched up in a soggy meadow.
  • The tide was running strongly, and by the time the witness had reached the edge of the embankment, there was nothing to be seen.
News & Articles

  • Dawson Co. teen dies while 'car surfing'
    DAWSONVILLE - A Dawsonville 16-year-old was killed Tuesday night when she fell from the top of a car that careened down an embankment on Couch Road. Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Mark Cox said the victim was "car surfing" at the time of the accident.
    June 11, 2013 - AccessNorthGa.com
  • Car drives down embankment behind Ram Restaurant
    A car drove halfway down an embankment in a parking lot behind the Ram Restaurant before noon, Salem firefighters said.
    June 10, 2013 - Salem Statesman Journal
  • Man dead after driving off embankment near Salina
    An Iowa man is dead after driving off a steep embankment on I-70 near Salina.
    June 10, 2013 - KSL Salt Lake City
Quotes

  • Melinda Gates in Hindu
    I have a new appreciation for how challenging it is to vaccinate every child in the Kosi river embankment,said Mr. Gates.
  • Zahi Hawass in National Geographic
    This is the largest embankment ever built in any place in ancient Egypt,Hawass said. "This embankment is very important because it protected the Temple [at] Karnak from the [annual] Nile flood."
  • Todd Harrell in USA Today
    They were coming back from a casino, hit some kind of water on the road. The car hydroplaned, went down a high embankment and they hit a tree. I guess if Brad hadn't been wearing his seat belt, he'd probably be dead now,band member Todd...

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