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Embankments built along a river or sea and set at some distance from it to control or retain flood waters. For embankments built only to prevent flooding of low-lying land use "levees.".

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Embankments built along a river or sea and set at some distance from it to control or retain flood waters. For embankments built only to prevent flooding of low-lying land use "levees."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300170882. The J. Paul Getty Trust.