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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment.

Usage examples (6)
  • At Khorsabad the stone revetement of one portion at least of the wall was complete; at Nimrud (Calah) and at
  • In every case there was at least a revetement of kiln-dried brick, while the grander buildings were wholly constructed of it.
  • Received within the portals, the visitor found himself in front of a long wall of solid stone masonry, the revetement of the lower terrace, which rose from the outer...
  • The water-slopes of river-dikes are protected by plantations of willows or strong semi-aquatic shrubs or grasses, but as these will not grow upon banks exposed to salt-water,... for more
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