Encroaching sentence example
From Grimsby to Skegness traces of a submarine forest are visible; but while the sea is encroaching upon some parts of the coast it is receding from others, as shown by Holbeach, which is now 6 m.
The sea is encroaching over a considerable extent of coast-line on the North Sea as well as on the English Channel.
He didn't share the encroaching baldness or the spreading waistline of the others.
Such explanation of physical phenomena is the main problem of Descartes, and it goes on encroaching upon territories once supposed proper to the mind.
Alfalfa and other cultivated grasses are encroaching on the whole region, and even the natural arid-land bunch grasses make excellent grazing.Advertisement
They sweep in a broad band of roughly parallel ranges to the south-west, preserving their general direction till they abut on the Great Registan desert to the west of Kandahar, where they terminate in a series of detached and broken anticlinals whose sides are swept by a sea of encroaching sand.
Owing to climatic causes the tract they occupied was slowly drying up. They were the outposts of civilization towards the encroaching desert, and the Tatar nomadism that advanced with it.
It continued, however, to be governed by native princes until it was absorbed by the encroaching power of Pontus.
Village agriculture on the eastern boundary is encroaching the reserve.
The prodigal, encroaching on his capital, diminishes, as far as in him lies, the amount of productive labour, and so the wealth of the country; nor is this result affected by his expenditure being on home-made, as distinct from foreign commodities.Advertisement
Remote control operation is built into the upper crossbeam of the frame therefore not encroaching into internal garage space.
Come along for an hour or two and really make a difference by helping to remove encroaching dogwood and blackthorn regeneration.
Beyond it, steadily encroaching onto the dusty, poverty-ridden streets of the town lies the western margin of the great Sahara desert.
These Semitic tribes had been gradually encroaching into the northern delta area taking control of much of the land in the north of Egypt.
In the eighteenth century the Newtonian universe was rapidly encroaching.Advertisement
But these days, mobile phones are fast encroaching on the camera market and you might be thinking of upgrading.
Now there were new laws, designed to protect the space needed by the living from the ever encroaching population of the dead.
Asian elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros, orangutan, and tiger populations are all declining because palm oil plantations are encroaching on their habitats.
To provide suitable conditions for the reserve's specialist soldier flies encroaching scrub is periodically cut back from around wet flushes.
These rare plants seem to have increased in number, but are still under threat from encroaching vegetation.Advertisement
The ability to use a PRoW may be affected by surface growth, encroaching or overhanging vegetation.
In 1753 Virginia warned the French on the Ohio that they were encroaching on British territory.
The sea is encroaching slightly at Anzio, but some miles farther north-west the old Roman coast-line now lies slightly inland (see Tiber).
From 1293 onward Philip and his sons had been striving to make an end of the power of the Plantagenets in Aquitaine, sometimes by the simple argument of war, more frequently by the insidious process of encroaching on ducal rights, summoning litigants to Paris, and encouraging local magnates and cities alike to play off their allegiance to their suzerain against that to their immediate lord.
To provide suitable conditions for the reserve 's specialist soldier flies encroaching scrub is periodically cut back from around wet flushes.Advertisement
You can be nice, small, be friendly, but anything above that, crosses the line of girls encroaching on other girls.
Local dealers now have to compete with the online used car dealers encroaching on their turf resulting in outright price wars.
As lately as the middle of the 18th century the town stood a quarter of a mile from the river, but is now on the bank, the intervening space having been washed away, together with a large part of the town, by the stream continually encroaching on its left bank.
Ahab, it seems, had aroused popular resentment by encroaching upon the rights of the people to their landed possessions; had it not been for Jezebel (q.v.) the tragedy of Naboth would not have occurred.
A few bishops, notably Gerard of Cambrai (1013-1051), seem from the first to have opposed the peace laws of the Church as encroaching on royal authority, but the lay rulers usually co-operated with the ecclesiastical authorities in encouraging and maintaining the Truce of God.Advertisement
Other major work will be the removal of encroaching blackthorn and bramble scrub from the western end of the southern boundary of the common.
The history of Folkestone is a record of its struggle against the sea, which was constantly encroaching upon the town.
The emperor seemed to be threatening the independence of the North, and in terror and resentment the Scandinavian peoples turned first to strike at the encroaching Frank, and soon after to assail the other Christian kingdoms which lay behind, or on the flank of, the Empire.
Liberal support was given to the Confederacy, both in men and supplies, but Governor Vance, one of the ablest of the Southern war governors, engaged in acrimonious controversies with President Jefferson Davis, contending that the general government of the Confederacy was encroaching upon the prerogatives of the separate states.
The line of demarcation between these colours is not distinct, washes or splashes of grey encroaching upon the white on the sides, and varies somewhat in different individuals.Advertisement
Wade of Ohio, who had piloted the bill through the Senate, in issuing the so-called "WadeDavis Manifesto," which violently denounced President Lincoln for encroaching on the domain of Congress and insinuated that the presidential policy would leave slavery unimpaired in the reconstructed states.
The coast, constantly encroaching on the sea by reason of the alluvium washed down by the rivers of the Pyrenees and Cvennes, is without important harbours saving that of Cette, itself continually invaded by the sand.