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slope

  • noun an elevated geological formation
    incline; side.
    • he climbed the steep slope
    • the house was built on the side of a mountain
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
    gradient.
    • a five-degree gradient

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terreplein

  • noun level space where heavy guns can be mounted behind the parapet at the top of a rampart

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go-out

A sluice in embankments against the sea, for letting out the land waters, when the tide is out. Written also gowt.

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walkway

  • noun a path set aside for walking
    paseo; walk.
    • after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk

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paling

  • noun a fence made of upright pickets
    picket fence.
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench; pale.

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causey

A way or road rasid above the natural level of the ground, serving as a dry passage over wet or marshy ground.
But that broad causeway will direct your way. Dryden.
The other way Satan went down The causey to Hell-gate. Milton.

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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skirt

  • noun cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • noun a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

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parados

(Fort.) An intercepting mound, erected in any part of a fortification to protect the defenders from a rear or ricochet fire; a traverse. Farrow.

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brink

  • noun a region marking a boundary
    threshold; verge.
  • noun the edge of a steep place

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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groyne

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    bulwark; jetty; breakwater; groin; mole; seawall.

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fraise

  • noun a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century
  • noun sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes

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riprap

(Masonry) A foundation or sustaining wall of stones thrown together without order, as in deep water or on a soft bottom.

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lake

  • noun a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
  • noun a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

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environment

  • noun the totality of surrounding conditions
    • he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room
  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    surroundings; environs; surround.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround

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surroundings

  • noun the environmental condition
    milieu.
  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; environs; surround.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround

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parts

  • noun the local environment
    • he hasn't been seen around these parts in years
  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; part; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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ambience

  • noun a particular environment or surrounding influence
    atmosphere; ambiance.
    • there was an atmosphere of excitement
  • noun the atmosphere of an environment
    ambiance.

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covered

  • adjective overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form
    • women with covered faces
    • covered wagons
    • a covered balcony
  • verb provide with a covering or cause to be covered
    cover.
    • cover her face with a handkerchief
    • cover the child with a blanket
    • cover the grave with flowers

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barrow

  • noun the quantity that a barrow will hold
    barrowful.
  • noun (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
    burial mound; grave mound; tumulus.

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crest

  • noun the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
  • noun the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    crown; top; tip; summit; peak.
    • the view from the peak was magnificent
    • they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
    • the region is a few molecules wide at the summit

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setting

  • noun the context and environment in which something is set
    scene.
    • the perfect setting for a ghost story
  • noun the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    scope; background.
    • you can't do that in a university setting

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proscenium

  • noun the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
    apron; forestage.
  • noun the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater
    proscenium wall.

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green_line

  • noun the border marking the boundaries of the land that Israel won in its 1948 war of independence

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march

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    marching.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    Mar.

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picket

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    lookout; sentry; watch; lookout man; scout; spotter; sentinel.
  • noun a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack

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whiteread

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melting

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    thaw; melt; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • verb reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    melt down; run; melt.
    • melt butter
    • melt down gold
    • The wax melted in the sun

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dam

  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    dike; dyke.
  • noun a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
    dekameter; decameter; dekametre; dkm; decametre.

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dike

  • noun (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
    butch; dyke.
  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    dam; dyke.

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scene

  • noun the place where some action occurs
    • the police returned to the scene of the crime
  • noun an incident (real or imaginary)
    • their parting was a sad scene

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underground

  • noun a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
    resistance.
  • noun an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)
    tube; subway system; subway; metro.
    • in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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gable_wall

  • noun the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
    gable end; gable.

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breast

  • noun the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen
    chest.
    • he beat his breast in anger
  • noun either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
    titty; tit; bosom; knocker; boob.

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party

  • noun an organization to gain political power
    political party.
    • in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level
  • noun a group of people gathered together for pleasure
    • she joined the party after dinner

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hedge

  • noun a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    hedgerow.
  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedging.

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worm_fence

  • noun rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails
    snake fence; snake-rail fence; Virginia fence.

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boundary_line

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; border; borderline; mete.

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chimney

  • noun a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
  • noun a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp
    lamp chimney.

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insert

  • noun a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
  • noun an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted
    inset.

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property_line

  • noun the boundary line between two pieces of property

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counterdrain

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artist

  • noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    creative person.

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dry_masonry

  • noun masonry without mortar

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levee

  • noun a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court)
  • noun a pier that provides a landing place on a river

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hummock

  • noun a small natural hill
    hillock; mound; hammock; knoll.

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barbette

  • noun (formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet

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embankment

  • noun a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection

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enclosing

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosure.
  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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snake_fence

  • noun rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails
    snake-rail fence; worm fence; Virginia fence.

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cloister

  • noun residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
    religious residence.
  • noun a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

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fixed

  • adjective satellite (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
  • verb restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    repair; touch on; doctor; fix; furbish up; restore; mend; bushel.
    • She repaired her TV set
    • Repair my shoes please

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windbreak

  • noun hedge or fence of trees designed to lessen the force of the wind and reduce erosion
    shelterbelt.

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sidewall

  • noun the side of an automobile tire
    • the car had white sidewalls
  • noun a wall that forms the side of a structure

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em

  • noun a quad with a square body
    em quad; mutton quad.
    • since `em quad' is hard to distinguish from `en quad', printers sometimes called it a `mutton quad'
  • noun a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
    pica em; pica.

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burial

  • noun the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
    interment; sepulture; inhumation; entombment.
  • noun concealing something under the ground
    burying.

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natural_enclosure

  • noun a naturally enclosed space
    enclosure.

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fence

  • noun a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    fencing.
  • noun a dealer in stolen property

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attic

  • noun floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    loft; garret.
  • noun the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
    Ionic dialect; Ionic; Classical Greek.

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frame

  • noun the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
  • noun a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

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ambiance

  • noun a particular environment or surrounding influence
    ambience; atmosphere.
    • there was an atmosphere of excitement
  • noun the atmosphere of an environment
    ambience.

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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dry_wall

  • noun a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions; made from plaster or wood pulp or other materials and used primarily to form the interior walls of houses
    drywall; wallboard.
  • noun a stone wall made with stones fitted together without mortar
    dry-stone wall.

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rampart

  • noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    wall; bulwark.
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city
    • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

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neva

  • noun a river in northwestern Russia flowing generally west into the Gulf of Finland
    Neva River.

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sea

  • noun a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
  • noun anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
    ocean.

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inclosure

  • noun something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
    enclosure.
  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; enclosure; enclosing.

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home

  • noun where you live at a particular time
    place.
    • deliver the package to my home
    • he doesn't have a home to go to
    • your place or mine?
  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling house; dwelling; domicile; habitation.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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worm

  • noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; louse.

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enclosure

  • noun a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosing.

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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borderline

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; border; boundary line; mete.
  • adjective satellite of questionable or minimal quality
    marginal.
    • borderline grades
    • marginal writing ability

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wainscoting

  • noun a wainscoted wall (or wainscoted walls collectively)
    wainscotting.
  • noun wooden panels that can be used to line the walls of a room
    wainscotting; wainscot.

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cavity

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    pit.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun space that is surrounded by something
    enclosed space.

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tube

  • noun conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
    tubing.
  • noun electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
    vacuum tube; electron tube; thermionic vacuum tube; thermionic valve; thermionic tube.

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footing

  • noun status with respect to the relations between people or groups
    terms.
    • on good terms with her in-laws
    • on a friendly footing
  • noun a relation that provides the foundation for something
    ground; basis.
    • they were on a friendly footing
    • he worked on an interim basis

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grave_mound

  • noun (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
    burial mound; tumulus; barrow.

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artificial

  • adjective contrived by art rather than nature
    unreal.
    • artificial flowers
    • artificial flavoring
    • an artificial diamond
    • artificial fibers
    • artificial sweeteners
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; hokey.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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hammock

  • noun a small natural hill
    hillock; mound; hummock; knoll.
  • noun a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
    sack.

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hill

  • noun a local and well-defined elevation of the land
    • they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia
  • noun structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
    mound.
    • they built small mounds to hide behind

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boundary

  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    bound; bounds.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    edge; bound.

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tumulus

  • noun (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
    burial mound; grave mound; barrow.

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architecture

  • noun an architectural product or work
  • noun the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
    • architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use

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wailing_wall

  • noun a wall in Jerusalem; sacred to Jews as a place of prayer and lamentation; its stones are believed to have formed part of the Temple of Solomon

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transportation

  • noun a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    transit; transportation system.
  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    transfer; conveyance; transport; transferral.

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chimney_breast

  • noun walls that project out from the wall of a room and surround the chimney base

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thames_river

  • noun the longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea
    River Thames; Thames.

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forework

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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weir

  • noun a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
  • noun a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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home_ground

  • noun the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
    habitat.
    • a marine habitat
    • he felt safe on his home grounds

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saint_petersburg

  • noun a city in western Florida on Tampa Bay; a popular winter resort
    St. Petersburg.
  • noun a city in the European part of Russia; 2nd largest Russian city; located at the head of the Gulf of Finland; former capital of Russia
    Peterburg; Petrograd; St. Petersburg; Leningrad.

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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baseball

  • noun a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs
    baseball game.
    • he played baseball in high school
    • there was a baseball game on every empty lot
    • there was a desire for National League ball in the area
    • play ball!
  • noun a ball used in playing baseball

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chainlink

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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victoria

(Bot.) A genus of aquatic plants named in honor of Queen Victoria. The Victoria regia is a native of Guiana and Brazil. Its large, spreading leaves are often over five feet in diameter, and have a rim from three to five inches high; its immense rose-white flowers sometimes attain a diameter of nearly two feet.

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wall_up

  • verb enclose with a wall
    wall in.

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sconce

  • noun a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather
  • noun a small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate

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wall

  • noun an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
    • the south wall had a small window
    • the walls were covered with pictures
  • noun anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
    • a wall of water
    • a wall of smoke
    • a wall of prejudice
    • negotiations ran into a brick wall

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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circumvallate

  • verb surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification

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circumference

  • noun the size of something as given by the distance around it
    perimeter.
  • noun the boundary line encompassing an area or object
    circuit.
    • he had walked the full circumference of his land
    • a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe

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river

  • noun a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
    • the river was navigable for 50 miles

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virginia_fence

  • noun rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails
    snake fence; snake-rail fence; worm fence.

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parapet

  • noun a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
  • noun fortification consisting of a low wall
    breastwork.

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tuck

  • noun eatables (especially sweets)
  • noun (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest

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flooding

  • noun a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them
    implosion therapy.
  • verb fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
    flood; inundate; deluge; swamp.
    • the basement was inundated after the storm
    • The images flooded his mind

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fringe

  • noun the outside boundary or surface of something
    outer boundary; periphery.
  • noun a part of the city far removed from the center
    outskirt.
    • they built a factory on the outskirts of the city

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gable_end

  • noun the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
    gable wall; gable.

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stone_wall

  • noun a fence built of rough stones; used to separate fields

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snow_bank

  • noun a mound or heap of snow
    snowbank.

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delimitation

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    border; borderline; boundary line; mete.

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great_wall

  • noun a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
    Chinese Wall; Great Wall of China.

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crenelle

  • noun one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
    scallop; crenel; crenation; crenature.
  • noun a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
    crenel.

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circuit

  • noun an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
    electrical circuit; electric circuit.
  • noun a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    tour.
    • they took an extended tour of Europe
    • we took a quick circuit of the park
    • a ten-day coach circuit of the island

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wharf

  • noun a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
    dock; pier; wharfage.
  • verb provide with a wharf
    • Wharf the mouth of the river

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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railway

  • noun line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
    railway line; railroad; railroad line; railway system.
  • noun a line of track providing a runway for wheels
    railroad track; railroad.
    • he walked along the railroad track

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dry-stone_wall

  • noun a stone wall made with stones fitted together without mortar
    dry wall.

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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road

  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    route.
  • noun a way or means to achieve something
    • the road to fame

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gable

  • noun the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
    gable end; gable wall.
  • noun United States film actor (1901-1960)
    William Clark Gable; Clark Gable.

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wall_in

  • verb enclose with a wall
    wall up.

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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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firewall

  • noun (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust
    • he moved the throttle to the firewall
  • noun (computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet

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pot

  • noun metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can.

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crenelation

  • noun a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
    crenellation; battlement.
  • noun the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
    crenellation.

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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breakwater

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    groyne; bulwark; jetty; groin; mole; seawall.

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privet

  • noun any of various Old World shrubs having smooth entire leaves and terminal panicles of small white flowers followed by small black berries; many used for hedges

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habitation

  • noun the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling house; dwelling; domicile; home.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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limb

  • noun one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
  • noun any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
    tree branch.

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hedgerow

  • noun a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    hedge.

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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shrine

  • noun a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
  • verb enclose in a shrine
    enshrine.
    • the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral

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canal

  • noun (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
  • noun a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
    duct; epithelial duct; channel.
    • the tear duct was obstructed
    • the alimentary canal
    • poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs

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cavity_wall

  • noun a wall formed of two thicknesses of masonry with a space between them

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casket

  • noun box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
    coffin.
  • noun small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
    jewel casket.

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habitat

  • noun the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
    home ground.
    • a marine habitat
    • he felt safe on his home grounds

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great_wall_of_china

  • noun a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
    Great Wall; Chinese Wall.

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hadrian's_wall

  • noun an ancient Roman wall built by Hadrian in the 2nd century; marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire in Britain

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hillock

  • noun a small natural hill
    mound; hummock; hammock; knoll.

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crenellation

  • noun a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
    battlement; crenelation.
  • noun the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
    crenelation.

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jetty

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    groyne; bulwark; breakwater; groin; mole; seawall.

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long

  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; hanker.
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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wainscotting

  • noun a wainscoted wall (or wainscoted walls collectively)
    wainscoting.
  • noun wooden panels that can be used to line the walls of a room
    wainscoting; wainscot.

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sheeting

  • noun fabric from which bed sheets are made
  • verb come down as if in sheets
    sheet.
    • The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon

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battlement

  • noun a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
    crenellation; crenelation.

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structure

  • noun a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    construction.
    • the structure consisted of a series of arches
    • she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
  • noun the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
    • artists must study the structure of the human body
    • the structure of the benzene molecule

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saint

  • noun a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; holy man.

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knoll

  • noun a small natural hill
    hillock; mound; hummock; hammock.

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line_of_control

  • noun a 450-mile line that is supposed to indicate the boundary between the part of Kashmir controlled by India and the part controlled by Pakistan

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rail_fence

  • noun a fence (usually made of split logs laid across each other at an angle)

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petersburg

  • noun a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War
  • noun the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee
    Petersburg Campaign.

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revetment

  • noun a barrier against explosives
  • noun a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment
    stone facing; revetement.

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medium

  • noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • noun the surrounding environment
    • fish require an aqueous medium

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retaining_wall

  • noun a wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth)

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reclamation

  • noun the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
    rehabilitation; renewal.
  • noun rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
    reformation.
    • the reclamation of delinquent children

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albert

  • noun prince consort of Queen Victoria of England (1819-1861)
    Prince Albert; Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel.

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environs

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; surround.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • noun an outer adjacent area of any place
    purlieu.

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envelopment

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    inclosure; enclosure; enclosing.

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confinement

  • noun concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    travail; lying-in; childbed; labor; parturiency; labour.
    • she was in labor for six hours
  • noun the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them

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bower

  • noun a framework that supports climbing plants
    arbor; pergola; arbour.
    • the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park
  • verb enclose in a bower
    embower.

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butt

  • noun thick end of the handle
    butt end.
  • noun the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

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backstop

  • noun (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
    catcher.
  • noun (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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bearing_wall

  • noun any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building

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fort

  • noun a fortified military post where troops are stationed
    garrison.
  • noun a fortified defensive structure
    fortress.

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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girdle

  • noun an encircling or ringlike structure
  • noun a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
    cincture; waistband; sash; waistcloth.

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railbank

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bounds

  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bound.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge; bound.

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crenel

  • noun one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
    scallop; crenation; crenelle; crenature.
  • noun a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
    crenelle.

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embank

  • verb enclose with banks, as for support or protection
    • The river was embanked with a dyke

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mound

  • noun (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
    pitcher's mound; hill.
  • noun a small natural hill
    hillock; hummock; hammock; knoll.

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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chelsea

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groin

  • noun the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals
    inguen.
  • noun a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults

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baseball_game

  • noun a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs
    baseball.
    • he played baseball in high school
    • there was a baseball game on every empty lot
    • there was a desire for National League ball in the area
    • play ball!

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bearing

  • noun relevant relation or interconnection
    • those issues have no bearing on our situation
  • noun the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    aim; heading.

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swallow

  • noun a small amount of liquid food
    sup.
    • a sup of ale
  • noun the act of swallowing
    drink; deglutition.
    • one swallow of the liquid was enough
    • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips

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picket_fence

  • noun a fence made of upright pickets
    paling.

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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melting_pot

  • noun an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated
  • noun a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions
    crucible.

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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mete

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; border; borderline; boundary line.

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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palisade

  • noun fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
  • verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
    wall; surround; fence; fence in.

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proscenium_wall

  • noun the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater
    proscenium.

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fence_line

  • noun a boundary line created by a fence

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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surround

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; environs.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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station

  • noun a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose
    • he started looking for a gas station
    • the train pulled into the station
  • noun proper or designated social situation
    place.
    • he overstepped his place
    • the responsibilities of a man in his station
    • married above her station

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topsoil

  • noun the layer of soil on the surface
    surface soil.

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corral

  • noun a pen for cattle
    cow pen; cattle pen.
  • verb enclose in a corral
    • corral the horses

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border

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; borderline; boundary line; mete.
  • noun the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    perimeter; margin.

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dyke

  • noun (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
    butch; dike.
  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    dam; dike.

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fill

  • noun a quantity sufficient to satisfy
    • he ate his fill of potatoes
    • she had heard her fill of gossip
  • noun any material that fills a space or container
    filling.
    • there was not enough fill for the trench

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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built

  • adjective satellite (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness
    reinforced.
    • the built liquid detergents
  • verb make by combining materials and parts
    make; build; construct.
    • this little pig made his house out of straw
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

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rachel

  • noun (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin

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fencing

  • noun a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    fence.
  • noun material for building fences
    fencing material.

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shelterbelt

  • noun hedge or fence of trees designed to lessen the force of the wind and reduce erosion
    windbreak.

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snow

  • noun precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    snowfall.
  • noun a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

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mole

  • noun the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    mol; gram molecule.
  • noun a spy who works against enemy espionage
    counterspy.

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corbie_gable

  • noun (architecture) a gable having corbie-steps or corbel steps

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merlon

  • noun a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement

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chinese_wall

  • noun a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
    Great Wall; Great Wall of China.

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bailey

  • noun the outer courtyard of a castle
  • noun United States singer (1918-1990)
    Pearl Mae Bailey; Pearl Bailey.

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burial_mound

  • noun (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
    grave mound; tumulus; barrow.

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neva_river

  • noun a river in northwestern Russia flowing generally west into the Gulf of Finland
    Neva.

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state_boundary

  • noun the boundary between two states
    state line.

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freestanding

  • adjective satellite standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
    separate.
    • a freestanding bell tower
    • a house with a separate garage

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stockade

  • noun fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense
  • noun a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
    concentration camp.

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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thames

  • noun the longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea
    Thames River; River Thames.

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fence_in

  • verb enclose with a fence
    fence.
    • we fenced in our yard
  • verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
    wall; surround; palisade; fence.

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rockfill

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antonine_wall

  • noun a fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain

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retain

  • verb hold back within
    • This soil retains water
    • I retain this drug for a long time
    • the dam retains the water
  • verb allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
    continue; keep on; keep.
    • We cannot continue several servants any longer
    • She retains a lawyer
    • The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff
    • Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on
    • We kept the work going as long as we could
    • She retained her composure
    • this garment retains its shape even after many washings

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privet_hedge

  • noun hedge of privet plants

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stink

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek; stench.
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    • This term paper stinks!

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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pitcher's_mound

  • noun (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
    mound; hill.

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party_wall

  • noun a wall erected on the line between two properties and shared by both owners

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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scenario

  • noun an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)
  • noun a setting for a work of art or literature
    • the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror

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bulwark

  • noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    rampart; wall.
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city
    • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down
  • noun a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)

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state_line

  • noun the boundary between two states
    state boundary.

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pediment

  • noun a triangular gable between a horizontal entablature and a sloping roof

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element

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; component.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    constituent; component.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system

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gradient

  • noun a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
    slope.
    • a five-degree gradient

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edge

  • noun the boundary of a surface
    border.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; bound.

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environ

  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; surround.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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seawall

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    groyne; bulwark; jetty; breakwater; groin; mole.

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snake-rail_fence

  • noun rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails
    snake fence; worm fence; Virginia fence.

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masonry

  • noun structure built of stone or brick by a mason
  • noun Freemasons collectively
    Freemasonry.

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bell_gable

  • noun an extension of a gable that serves as a bell cote

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snake

  • noun limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    ophidian; serpent.
  • noun a deceitful or treacherous person
    snake in the grass.

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