How to use Retaining-walls in a sentence
Separated from Lycabettus by a depression to the south-west, through which flows a brook, now a covered drain (probably to be identified with the Eridanus), stands the remarkable oblong rocky mass of the Acropolis (512 ft.), rising precipitously on all sides except the western; its summit was partially levelled in prehistoric times, and the flat area was subsequently enlarged by further cutting and by means of retaining walls.
Of later date, perhaps, are the limestone polygonal retaining walls on the west front, which extended on either side of the early entrance.
Masonry dams are, for the most part, merely retaining walls of exceptional size, in which the overturning pressure is water.
It is notorious among engineers that retaining walls designed in accordance with the well-known theory of conjugate pressures in earth are unnecessarily strong, and this arises mainly from the assumption that the earth is merely a loose granular mass without any such adhesion.
The southern abutment was flanked by two retaining walls which held small triangular embankments against its sides, thus strengthening it laterally.Advertisement
The space alongside the walls has been filled and concrete retaining walls were being constructed to carry the roadway toward the bridge.
The filter beds have blue brick retaining walls with stone edges.