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Definition of "embanking" [embanking]

  • Present participle of embank. (verb)

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Use "embanking" in a sentence
  • "The group's attitude is: "We'll just have to manage it" ? a process in which the recreation of traditional river and moorland drainage management, more gradual than costly embanking and similar "fortification", is likely to play a part."
  • "When I looked again, the busy handling-machine had already put together several of the pieces of apparatus it had taken out of the cylinder into a shape having an unmistakable likeness to its own; and down on the left a busy little digging mechanism had come into view, emitting jets of green vapour and working its way round the pit, excavating and embanking in a methodical and discriminating manner."
  • "There was a question in those days as to embanking the river from the Houses of Parliament up to the remote desolations of further Pimlico, and Mr Scruby recommended the coming Member to pledge himself that he would have the work carried on even to Battersea Bridge."
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