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Definition of "earthworks" []

  • Excavation of earth, as in engineering construction (noun)
  • A fortification made of earth (noun)

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Use "earthworks" in a sentence
  • "The most accessible approach apparently to the rebel earthworks is over a clear field about 600 yards in width, and which, at first sight, presents the appearance of an almost perfect level."
  • "The NREGA is providing the opportunity to create short term earthworks and a minimum wage to tide over short term destitution."
  • "Many of these so-called earthworks are situated on the west bank of the Upper Missouri, in North Dakota and South Dakota."
  • "Grant would fortify with the heaviest kind of earthworks, replace every man we killed by a foreigner and move around the end of our line with real American troops and fortify again."