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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

  • I saw the beach with its huge seawall at the foot of a massive bluff.
  • A second, lower seawall also surrounds the atoll.
  • The waves already have started crashing over the seawall.
News & Articles

  • Family's ordeal begins with near-disaster on Hudson Bayou
    Seawall repair project threatened a sewer pipe, leading to a dispute between Sarasota and contractor and leaving a backyard in shambles
    June 13, 2013 - The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  • Booming population, rising seas threaten future of island nation
    The ocean laps against a protective seawall outside the maternity ward at Kiribati's Nawerewere Hospital, marshaling itself for another assault with the next king tide.Inside, a basic clinic is crowded with young mothers and newborn babies, the latest additions to a population boom that has risen as relentlessly as the sea in a deeply Christian outpost where family planning is still viewed wit ...
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Tide of humanity, as well as rising seas, lap at Kiribati's future
    By David Gray SOUTH TARAWA, Kiribati (Reuters) - The ocean laps against a protective seawall outside the maternity ward at Kiribati's Nawerewere Hospital, marshalling itself for another assault with the next king tide. Inside, a basic clinic is crowded with young mothers and newborn babies, the latest additions to a population boom that has risen as relentlessly as the sea in a deeply Christian ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Carolyn Maloney in YourNabe.com
    There's no reason to wait any longer,Maloney said in a statement, "and thousands of reasons to get the seawall repaired as soon as possible."
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Miami Herald
    Replacing the seawall is a first step on the road to making this special site accessible to the public,said Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, flanked by State Representative Luis Garcia.

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