Sea-wall sentence example
The tendency of the currents in the Channel opposite Brighton is to drive the shingle eastward, and encroachments of the sea were frequent and serious until the erection of a massive sea-wall, begun about 1830, 60 ft.
A breakwater and sea-wall prevent the blocking of the harbour entrance and encroachments of the sea; and there is another breakwater at Landguard Point on the opposite (Suffolk) shore of the estuary.
An esplanade is built along the sea-wall, and the town possesses golf links and other recreation grounds.
The esplanade and sea-wall front the North Sea, and there is a fine expanse of sand affording good bathing.
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.Advertisement
The new port works, under construction since 1903, consist of a new water-front for the Saude, Gamboa and Sacco de Alferes districts, in which the shipping interests are centred, and a continuation of the sea-wall across the shallow Sao Christovao bay to the Ponta do Caju, the large reclaimed area to be filled in by the removal of some small hills.
Another improvement is the extension of the sea-wall southward from the ferry-slips (Praga 15 de Novembro) to the Ponta do Calabougo (war arsenal), providing protected basins for the arsenal and enclosing small reclaimed areas.
The whole site of the works has been reclaimed from the sea, and a great sea-wall was built to form the southern boundary of the docks, the number of which was increased from one to three.
The ruins of the ancient city, including granite columns and traces of a sea-wall with towers, stretch southwards a mile beyond the modern town.
On the west the coast is mostly either a steep rocky declivity or a sea-wall, though strips of lower ground are found in the bays.Advertisement
The Havana side of the bay has a sea-wall and an excellent drive.
The Western Ghats form the great sea-wall of the Bombay presidency, with only a narrow strip between them and the shore.
The story is that the Abbot of St Augustine, Canterbury, diverted the funds by which the sea-wall protecting Earl Godwin's island was kept up, for the purpose of building Tenterden steeple, the consequence being that in 1099 an inundation took place and ."Tenterden steeple was the cause of the Goodwin Sands."
In certain states of wind and sea it is turned almost into an island, and a sea-wall protects the road to Saffi.
The supposed extension of the ore under the sands of the Duddon estuary led to the construction of a sea wall to facilitate the working.Advertisement
There is a pier, and the sea-wall extends for about a mile, forming a pleasant promenade.
You will see the extensive sea wall built after the 1953 flood in which 58 people died.
Being on the seaward side of the sea wall they are affected by high spring tides.
The plan also included the reclamation of the foreshore at the foot of the cliffs, between the castle jetty and the root of the eastern breakwater, by means of a massive sea-wall.