Embankments

Long ridges of earth, rocks, or gravel primarily constructed to carry a roadway; if built to retain water, use "levees" or "dikes.".

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3412
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embankments
embankment
opgehoogde wegen Dutch
opgehoogde weg Dutch
Dammschüttung German
terraplenes Spanish
terraplén Spanish
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Long ridges of earth, rocks, or gravel primarily constructed to carry a roadway; if built to retain water, use "levees" or "dikes."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300008023. The J. Paul Getty Trust.