How to use Embankment in a sentence
She finally reached the bottom of the embankment and fell headlong into a bunch of blackberry bushes.
The entrance is protected by forts, while a submarine embankment, 2 m.
Bordeaux led his horse down the embankment and Cassie hesitantly followed.
A great change in the river's course occurred in 1851, when a breach was made in the north embankment near Kaifengfu in Honan.
In consequence of the disastrous flood of 1882, important embankment works were executed along the Adige at a cost of £300,000.Advertisement
So fierce was the antagonism that the military authorities refused to permit operations of survey in the southern suburb of Tokyo, and the road had to be laid on an embankment constructed in the sea.
The sumach (Rhus glabra) grew luxuriantly about the house, pushing up through the embankment which I had made, and growing five or six feet the first season.
Not less remarkable was the palace of Tezcuco, surrounded with its groves and pleasure-gardens; and, though now hardly anything remains of the buildings above ground, the neighbouring hill of Tezcotzinco still has its stone steps and terraces; and the immense embankment carrying the aqueduct-channel of hewn stone which supplied water to basins cut in the solid rock still remains to prove that the chroniclers' descriptions, if highly coloured, were at any rate genuine.
Suddenly the sound of a firing of cannon was heard from the embankment, to celebrate the signing of peace with the Turks, and the crowd rushed impetuously toward the embankment to watch the firing.
An endeavour is made so to plan the works of a railway that the quantity of earth excavated in cuttings shall be equal to the quantity required for the embankments; but this is not always practicable, and it is sometimes advantageous to obtain the earth from some source close to the embankment rather than incur the expense of hauling it from a distant cutting.Advertisement
Sometimes also a viaduct consisting of a series of arches is preferred to an embankment when the line has to be taken over a piece of fiat alluvial plain, or when it is desired to economize space and to carry the line at a sufficient height to clear the streets, as in the case of various railways entering London and other large towns.
The beautiful Chelsea embankment, planted with trees and lined with fine houses and, in part, with public gardens, stretches between Victoria and Battersea bridges.
An embankment planted with trees fronts the river.
Intermediate stations, like terminal ones, should be convenient in situation and easy of approach, and, especially if they are important, should be on the ground level rather than on an embankment or in a cutting.
The statue by Boehm on the Chelsea Embankment, however, is characteristic; and there is a fine painting by Watts in the National Portrait Gallery.Advertisement
Somerset House (1776-1786), a massive range of buildings by Sir William Chambers, surrounding a quadrangle, and having its front upon the Strand and back upon the Victoria Embankment, occupies the site of a palace founded by the protector Somerset, c. 1548.
The first police office was located in Whitehall in Scotland Yard, from which it was removed in the autumn of 1890 to the new and imposing edifice on the Embankment, in which all branches are now concentrated, known as New Scotland Yard.
A remarkably fine embankment belonging to it still exists at Aricia.
By 1863 a great embankment and a roadway were completed along the river, which may rise as much as 50 ft.
Another important improvement, for which a concession was given to an English syndicate and work was begun in 1909, is the construction of an embankment and new shore line on the south side of the city, to be finished in five years at a cost of $7,211,116.Advertisement
By means of the embankment made in connexion with it, 400 acres were reclaimed from the sea.
Upon the advent of the Left to power, however, he accepted both gift and pension, and worked energetically upon the scheme for the Tiber embankment to prevent the flooding of Rome.
The Greek hippodrome was usually set out on the slope of a hill, and the ground taken from one side served to form the embankment on the other side.
An interesting case of embankment and cutting in combination was involved in crossing Chat Moss on the Liverpool & Manchester railway.
The town dates from 1780 and owes its rise to the granite quarries at Craignair and elsewhere in the vicinity, from which were derived the supplies used in the construction of the Thames Embankment, the docks at Odessa and Liverpool and other works.Advertisement
A statue in bronze was placed on the Thames Embankment, and there is a good portrait by Watts (a copy of which, by Watts himself, was hung in the National Gallery).
The harbours are connected with the town by an embankment and railway built across a shallow, dry at low water save for a narrow channel.
Its finest portion is the Chelsea Embankment, fronting Battersea Park across the river, shaded by a pleasant avenue and lined with handsome houses.
It was formed in 1864-1870, and is named the Victoria Embankment, though its popular title is " The Embankment " simply.
Below London Bridge the river is embanked for a short distance in front of the Tower of London, and above Westminster Bridge the Albert Embankment extends for nearly 1 m.Advertisement
Cleopatra's Needle, an ancient Egyptian monument, was presented to the government by Mehemet Ali in 1819, brought from Alexandria in 1878, and erected on the Victoria embankment on a pedestal of grey granite.
Music. - The principal educational institutions are - the Royal Academy of Music, Tenterden Street, Hanover Square; the Royal College of Music, South Kensington; Guildhall School, City, near the Victoria Embankment; London College, Great Marlborough Street; Trinity College, Manchester Square; Victoria College, Berners Street; and the Royal College of Organists, Bloomsbury.
Among institutions the principal is St Thomas' Hospital, the extensive buildings of which front the Albert Embankment.
His statue stands on the Thames Embankment.
Of the vast number designed upon traditional lines may be cited those for Lambton Castle, Welbeck, Eaton Hall, Twickenham, Clieveden, and the Astor Estate Office on the Victoria Embankment.Advertisement
The public recreation grounds include the embankment and gardens between the river and the palace grounds, and there are also two well-known enclosures used for sports within the borough.
The town lies below the summer level of the Yangtsze, from which it is protected by a strong embankment.
Native boats, as a rule, prefer the canal route to the turbulent waters of the Yangtsze, their cargoes being transhipped at Shasi across the embankment into river boats.
Excavations carried on in 1891 led to the discovery of the northern portion of the western town wall, which in one section served at the same time as an embankment against floods (it was apparently more conspicuous in the time of P. Cluver, Sicilia, p. 133), of an extensive necropolis, about loon tombs of which have been explored, and of a deposit of votive objects from a temple.
In the 18th and 19th centuries Chelsea, especially the parts about the embankment and Cheyne Walk, was the home of many eminent men, particularly of writers and artists, with whom this pleasant quarter has long been in favour.Advertisement
In front lie the Villa Communale (first called Reale and subsequently Nazionale) public gardens, the chief promenade of the city, which were first laid out in 1780, and have been successively extended in 1807, in 1834, and again in recent years; and the whole edge of the bay from the Castel dell' Ovo to Mergellina is lined by a massive embankment and carriageway, the Via Caracciolo, constructed in 1875-1881.
The last few miles were absolute purgatory despite the enthusiasm of the crowds on the Embankment.
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.
The harbour consisted of the outer basin, or Porto di Miseno, protected by moles, of which remains still exist, and the present Mare Morto, separated from it by a comparatively modern embankment.
In consequence of the breaking away of the lower part of "Cleopatra's Needles" when removed to Alexandria and re-erected, the Roman engineers supported the angles on bronze crabs, one of which with three reproductions now supports the angles of the obelisk on the Thames Embankment.Advertisement
The Thames follows a devious course through London, and the fine embankments on its north side, nowhere continuing uninterruptedly for more than 2 m., do not form important thoroughfares, with the exception of the Victoria Embankment.
The City of London School, founded in Milk Street, Cheapside, by the City Corporation in 1835, occupies modern buildings on the Victoria Embankment.
The deposit lies partly under the foreshore of the river Duddon, and a company has expended upwards of 120,000 upon a sea-wall and embankment to protect the mine from the sea.
It is first surrounded by an embankment, after which the water from the river is allowed to flow through a properly constructed sluice in its bank, along a drain or ditch to the land which is prepared for warping.
In addition to the Adige embankment, other hydraulic works have been either completed or undertaken.Advertisement
Native kings protected it from the rivers by a masonry embankment several miles long, built of enormous blocks of hewn stone, and in some places 25 ft.
The policy of opposing uncivilized tribes by the construction of the limes, a raised embankment of earth or other material, intersected here and there by fortifications, was not his invention, but it owed in great measure its development to him.
The Ibrahimia canal is skirted by a magnificent embankment planted with shady trees leading from the river to the town.
Quicker or slower, the water that fills it will wash in sand and mud, and year by year this process will go on till ultimately the whole reservoir is filled up. The embankment is raised, and raised again, but at last it is better to abandon it and make a new tank elsewhere, for it would never pay to dig out the silt by manual labour.
Large sluices of stone, with strong doors, to be shut when it is wished to exclude the tide, may be seen on both banks of the river, and from these great conduits are carried miles inward through the flat country to the point previously prepared by embankment over which the muddy waters are allowed to spread.
To ensure this deposition, it is necessary to surround the field to be warped with a strong embankment, in order to retain the water as the tide recedes.
These sluices are placed on as low a level as possible to permit the most turbid water at the bottom of the tide to pass through a channel in the base of the embankment.
Along each edge of the river and following its course has been erected an earthen embankment high enough not to be topped by the highest floods.
Several thoroughfares also converge upon Vauxhall Bridge, and from a point near this down to Westminster Bridge the river is bordered by the fine Albert Embankment.
The principal buildings are along the river front, where a broad embankment has been built.
From this point the land slopes westward towards the central plain, a low-lying tract, which before the construction of the embankment known as the Hornby Vellard, used at high tide to be submerged by the sea.
Dams Any well-made earthen embankment of moderate height, and of such thickness and uniformity of construction as to ensure freedom from excessive percolation at any point, will in the course of time become almost impermeable to surface water standing against it; and when permeable rocks are covered with many feet of soil, the leakage through such soil from standing water newly placed above it generally diminishes rapidly, and in process of time often ceases entirely.
In order to prevent a tendency to slip, due to sudden and partial changes of satura tion, the outer embankment should always be permeable, and well drained at the base except close to the puddle.
The less permeable materials should be confined to the inner parts of the embankments; this is especially important in the case of the inner embankment in order that, when the water level falls, they may remain moist without becoming liable to slip. The inner slope should be protected from the action of waves by so-called " hand-pitching," consisting of roughlysquared stonework, bedded upon a layer of broken stone to prevent local disturbance of the embankment by action of the water between the joints of the larger stones.
The settlement of the plastic clay above the eroded portion soon produces a surface depression at the top of the embankment over or FIG.
In some cases, as, for example, when a high earthen embankment crosses a gorge, and there is plenty of stone to be had, it is desirable to place the outer bank upon a toe or platform of rubble stonework, as in fig.
As with many other engineering works, the tendency to slipping either of the sides of the valley or of the reservoir embankment itself has often given trouble, and has sometimes led to serious disaster.
The embankment is 1800 ft.
But like every pure theory the principles of conjugate pressures in earth may lead to danger if not applied with due consideration for the angle of repose of the material, the modifications brought about by the limited width of artificial embankments, the possible contraction away from the masonry, of clayey materials during dry weather for some feet in depth and the tendency of surface waters to produce scour between the wall and the embankment.
The height to which the water is permitted to rise above the sill of the overflow depends upon the height of the embankment above that level (in the United Kingdom commonly 6 or 7 ft.), and this again should be governed by the height of possible waves.
Above this again, the height of the wave should be allowed for " wash," making the embankment in such a case not less than 54 ft.
Obviously we may shorten the sill at the cost of extra height of embankment, but it is rarely wise to do so.
From the overflow sill the bye-wash channel may be gradually narrowed as the crest of the embankment is passed, the water being prevented from attaining undue velocity by steps of heavy masonry, or, where the gradient is not very steep, by irregularly set masonry.
They included a new palace and a durbar hall, a bridge across the river and embankment, a pavilion and garden laid out around the site of Baber's tomb overlooking the Chardeh valley; and many other buildings of public utility connected with stud arrangements, the manufacture of small arms and ammunition, and the requirements of what may be termed a wholesale shop under European direction, besides hospitals, dispensaries, bazaars, &c. The new palace is within an entrenchment just outside the city.
Its chief embankment, the Nikolai boulevard, bordered with tall and handsome houses, forms a fine promenade.
Unable to agree, the delegates referred the question to their respective governments, and a technical commission appointed by France, England, Prussia and Sardinia met at Paris and decided unanimously in favour of St George's; but recommended, instead of the embankment of the natural channel, the formation of an artificial canal 17 ft.
Holy Island is connected with Anglesey by an embankment, m.
She turned and watched Cade plunge his horse down a steep embankment and turn toward her.
A group of bikers stopped with a squeal of brakes and ran down the slight embankment to his side just as he gingerly moved himself to a sitting position.
British Waterways ' began work to stabilize the embankment on 2nd March.
The old railroad lines that had been used to reinforce the steep embankment can still be seen sticking out from the remains.
Showing a newly constructed earth embankment running through thick forest.
At the edge of my vision was the raised railroad embankment.
The canal crosses an embankment past an old wharf which served a pumping station.
They were discovered on the A27 road embankment just east of the bridge section where it crosses the Waterworks Road.
The canal looks down on it from a short grassy embankment.
The Iron Road was installed along a stretch of disused railroad embankment deep in the Forest.
At the opposite end, the viaducts are further apart where they hit the southern embankment.
Walking along the bottom path, parallel to the railroad embankment, you will pass several young Douglas Fir in a line.
Steps made in the canal embankment from a canal side garden.
The footpath takes you up a grass embankment, and straight into the bailey of the castle.
Their first race was also quite eventful with the crews clashing down the embankment.
At the Temple the police formed a cordon, allowing only fascists to pass and on the Embankment the parade was dismissed.
The extension was built almost entirely on an embankment and terminated in a run-round loop.
It wonÃ¢t be long before they are cruising up and down the Grand Union Canal, looking for juicy morsels down The Embankment.
The 20ft high embankment was breached during the 1968 floods and a good deal of the clay puddling was scoured out.
He pointed to the slip road leading down from the embankment.
The diesel rattles gently along the embankment top on its regular shuttle.
The site was, until 1989, occupied by extensive railroad sidings, and the embankment of the former Lewes - Uckfield railroad line.
Recent heavy rain in mid December has also caused a slippage at the foot of an embankment just south of Nantwich.
Similarly, where an old embankment has been plowed out leaving a zone of thinner topsoil, a linear negative feature can be detected.
You are told that the vehicle is on its side embedded in dry woodland undergrowth at the bottom of a steep embankment.
An appeal to perishing sinners to trust in Christ is like calling on a drowning wretch to climb the embankment wall.
The output nf stone from quarries is greatly diminished (from 12,500,000 tons, worth 1/21,920,000, in 1890, to 8,000,000 tons, worth 1/2f 400,000, in 1899), a circumstance probably attributable to the slackening of building enterprise in many cities, and to the decrease in the demand for stone for railway, maritime and river embankment works.
The rise of the Tiber and the flooding of Rome in December 1870 (tactfully used by Victor Emmanuel as an opportunity for a first visit to the new capital) illustrated the imperative necessity of reorganizing the drainage of the city and of constructing the Tiber embankment.
Where embankment was required drains about 5 yds.
Another line, running south from Islington, uses the shallow-level subway under Kingsway and connects with the embankment line.
The Adige embankment gave an impetus to building enterprise, the banks of the river being now flanked by villas and large dwellinghouses.
The substructure consists of (a) the piers and end piers or abutments, the former sustaining a vertical load, and the latter having to resist, in addition, the oblique thrust of an arch, the pull of a suspension chain, or the thrust of an embankment; and (b) the foundations below the ground level, which are often difficult and costly parts of the structure, because the position of a'bridge may be fixed by considerations which preclude the selection of a site naturally adapted for carrying a heavy structure.
The entire edifice came to rest in a huge gap excavated into the railroad embankment in an operation that lasted around 10 hours.
There are countless wild-eyed men and women pacing the Thames Embankment, all former regulators, who tried that.
The pilots reportedly saw sparks coming from the plane as they were taxing down the runway when they lost control of the aircraft that crossed the highway into an embankment and burst into flames.
The car then went down an embankment, flipped over and landed upside down in a ravine.
Where the Plane is used in the streets of London, and on the Thames Embankment, the costly and wasteful labor of pruning the trees to one ugly shape is carried out.
Their car was thrown from the freeway and careened down a 40-foot embankment.