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Earthwork meaning

earthwork - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Any construction, whether a temporary breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or defense, the material of which is chiefly earth.
  2. 2. The operation connected with excavations and embankments of earth in preparing foundations of buildings, in constructing canals, railroads, etc.
  3. 3. An embankment or construction made of earth.

earthwork - examples of usage

  1. With admirable drill and under perfect management, they swung forward across the broad level between their earthwork batteries and the badly shattered wall of the captured city. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. The stone walls, too, like the more ancient earthwork, are overgrown with trees and brambles and ivy. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. But the rain is over now, the sky once more a pure lucid blue above me- all around me, in fact, since I am standing high on the top of the ancient stupendous earthwork, grown over with oak wood and underwood of holly and thorn and hazel with tangle of ivy and bramble and briar. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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