The height of the dike ranges to 40 in.
The gain would be the addition to the kingdom of a new and fertile province of the area of North Brabant, a saving of expenses on dikes, diminution of inundations, improvement of communication between the south and the north of the kingdom, protection of isles of the sea, &c. The costs were calculated as follows: (I) enclosing dike, sluices, and regulation of Zwolsche Diep, £1,760,000; (2) reclamation of four polders, £5,200,000; (3) defensive works, £400,000; (4) indemnity to fishermen, £180,000; total, £7,540,000.
These rise generally only a few feet above the level of the sea, and are crowned by a single house standing on an artificial mound and protected by a surrounding dike or embankment.
These are represented by the famous sea dikes called the Westkapelle dike and the Hondsbossche Zeewering, or sea-defence, which were begun respectively in the first and second halves of the 15th century.
In 1901 the government introduced a bill in the States General, based on the recommendations of the commission, providing for enclosing the Zuider Zee by building a dike from the North Holland coast, through the Amsteldiep to Wieringen and from that island to the Friesland coast at Piaam; and further providing for the draining of two portions of the enclosed area, namely the N.W.
In this way the towns of Rotterdam, Schiedam, Vlaardingen and Maasluis have all gradually extended over the Maas dike in order to keep in touch with the river, and the small town of Delftshaven is built altogether on the outer side of the same dike.
Another dike about 150 yds.
The principal feature in the scheme was the building of a dike from the island of Wieringen to the coast of Friesland.
Two days' journey beyond Rakka, where the Euphrates breaks through the basalt dike of el-IIamme, are two admirably preserved ruins, built of gypsum and basalt, that on the Mesopotamian side called Zelebiya (Chanuga), and that on the Syrian, much the finer of the two, Halebiya or Zenobiya, the ancient Zenobia.
On the seaward side of the dike are some houses built on piles in the style of lake dwellings.
The dike became destroyed and was renewed under the Sassanian Shapur I.
Similarly the ancient dike in the river Tigris at this point is ascribed to Nimrod.
The Westkapelle dike, 12,468 ft.
A great dike, extending S.E.
In 1906 diamonds were found in a peridotite dike in Pike county 22 m.
Persian tradition has it that Ardashir (either Artaxerxes of the old Persian kings or Ardashir of the Sassanians) built the first dike across the river in order to raise the water of the river to the level of the Darian canal.
This is afforded, either by means of a so-called sleeping dike (slaperdyk) behind the weak spot, as, for instance, between Kadzand and Breskens in Zeeland-Flanders, and again between 's Gravenzande and Loosduinen; or by means of piers or breakwaters (hoofden, heads) projecting at intervals into the sea and composed of piles, or brushwood and stones.
This dike descends at an angle of 40° for a distance of 200 ft.
above the town, an artificial dike constructed of large blocks of hewn stone is thrown across the opening of the former.
deep, and the earth which was taken out of it was used to build a dike from 30 to 54 yds.
Among the most famous remains of Ma'rib are those of a great dike reminding one of the restored tanks familiar to visitors at Aden.
Near the landward side of the dike is the church of St Mary, finely situated, occupying the site of a Cistercian monastery of 1198.
finished, with the object of amassing sufficient capital to construct a dike for his native town of Tus, which suffered greatly from defective irrigation, a project which had been the chief dream of his childhood.
This island is joined to the mainland of Friesland by a stone dike constructed in 1873 for the purpose of promoting the deposit of mud.
above Deir, where lie the ruins of Halebiya, the river breaks through a basaltic dike, el-I;Iamme, some 300 to 500 ft.
901), where they are called the children of Zeus and Themis, who superintend the operations of agriculture, indicates by the names assigned to them (Eunomia, Dike, Eirene, i.e.
Every transition can be found between perfectly normal ophitic dolerites and typical hornblende-schists, and occasionally the same dike or sill will provide specimens of all the connecting stages.
The Buyids, and especially Adod addaula (Azud-ed-Dowleh, and similar forms), ruled Bagdad wisely and improved the city by great public works such as the great dike, still known as the Bend Amir on the Kur (Cyrus) near Persepolis.
It was known as the Band i Kaisar (the Caesar's Dike), but after having been repaired by Mahommed Ali Mirza, a son of Fath Ali Shah, in the early part of the 19th century, it was called Band i Shahzadeh, or Prince's Dike.
A little distance below this dike begins the artificial cutting in the sandstone rock and at half a mile from it is a second band, 60 yds.
were discarded in favour of the more useful hypothesis that he was Richard, dike of York, the younger of the two sons of Edward IV., murdered in the Tower.
The Nile at the Ripon Falls leaps over a basalt dike.
by the Pettemer dike.
dike intrusion at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii.
dike reinforcement, are encouraging.
As a youngster I used catch newts in the dike.
Dike's candor on the point could prove counterproductive.
Martha is a 75-year-old dike, three weeks into chemotherapy but nonetheless, ' quite chipper ' .
dykeder the ridge where the tree is growing, are the remains of a dry stane dike.
dykee top of its western face is fairly steep with many crags, pinnacles and dike swarms.
dyketernatively you could take your bezzie mate to a good dike bar and see if you can find something to distract her.
dykee ' park ' dike system is visible as a low wall on the east edge of the school grounds.
dykeismic data suggests that most of the dike intrusion in Ethiopia happened in about a week.
felsite dike immediately on the coast.
glaucous gulls seen and five Mistle Thrushes together at Double Dike.
petrolrwise, without the catwalk, we'd have dropped into the dike and become soaked in high octane gasoline.
Leaving the political polemic aside, Dike & The Blazers are a truly awesome group.
raptor perched on a dead tree to the east of the dike.
No doubt when he returns he'll be straight back into intensive rehearsals for the British Open with Black Dike!
Repair or build a drystane dike to provide shelter for animals and plants such as wall rue, lichens or mosses.
Thousands of demonstrators will use sandbags to build a dike around the conference, to be held in the Hague.
Also associated with the volcanic activity was the development of dikes and dike swarms.
Information is available from the local tic on a number of walks along Offa's Dike.
The 8th century Offa's Dike attracts numerous visitors each year together with the remains of several Norman castles.
old windmill on Newark Dike River Trent Navigation at Newark.
The ruins of the city of Ma'rib, the old Sabaean capital, have been visited by Arnaud, Halevy and Glaser, but call for further description, as Arnaud confined himself to a description of the dike (see below), while Halevy and Glaser were interested chiefly in the inscriptions.
This dike descends at an angle of 40Ã‚° for a distance of 200 ft.
We met some local birders and they showed us a raptor perched on a dead tree to the east of the dike.
No doubt when he returns he'll be straight back into intensive rehearsals for the British Open with Black Dike !
Information is available from the local TIC on a number of walks along Offa 's Dike.
I found this sample when I was working in a heading that was going through a major geological fault called the whin dike.
Old windmill on Newark Dike River Trent Navigation at Newark.
But it may indeed be too late to hold back the flow, comparable to a boy sticking a finger into a failing dike.
To Offa is ascribed by Asser, in his life of Alfred, the great fortifications against the Welsh which is still known as "Offa's dike."
ASTRAEA, in Greek legend, the "star maiden," daughter of Zeus and Themis, or of Astraeus the Titan and Eos, in which case she is identified with Dike.
These two sea dikes were reconstructed by the state at great expense between the year 1860 and 1884, having consisted before that time of little more than a protected sand dike.
The BBC has a public duty to be independent. There was no need for Greg Dike to resign nor for the unreserved apology.
butch dike not ask a femme out without a presumption of desire?
People didn't want to spend the money emptying the cesspool and just put a pipe in to run into the nearest dike.
The position of pre-existing faults relative to the propagating dike will control whether slip will occur.
Thus 1,000 extra sandbags have been used to strengthen the protective dike at Luabo.
Langa said the state of the Marromeu defensive dike " is not encouraging " .
Feet of meeting this meant that employer only has road or cross dike.
disciplinary hearing, with Greg Dike having played an active role.
dykeoss the fence and follow this dike, a stone building is clearly seen on its south side.
dykeke the Community Garden, Adam's has an delightful dry stane dike.
dykeny readers will be familiar with the superbly built drystane dike on the Bealach Mor, lowest point of the ridge of Suilven.
dyken a butch dike not ask a femme out without a presumption of desire?
kingfisher One in a dike near Karatas.
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