embankment


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That is why--" Here he stopped himself, and they began to walk slowly along the Embankment, the moon fronting them.
You may come of the oldest family in Devonshire, but that's no reason why you should mind being seen alone with me on the Embankment.
Now and then he sat on the benches in Piccadilly and towards morning he strolled down to The Embankment.
As soon as it was good and dark, I shut off the current from all the fences, and then groped my way out to the embankment bordering our side of the great dynamite ditch.
Presently, I heard it at my own level -- the ridge-top of the opposite embankment, a hundred feet or more away.
After watching the traffic on the Embankment for a minute or two with a stoical gaze she twitched her husband's sleeve, and they crossed between the swift discharge of motor cars.
The embankment juts out in angles here and there, like pulpits; instead of preachers, however, small boys occupy them, dangling string, dropping pebbles, or launching wads of paper for a cruise.
He implied that one ought not to sit out on Chelsea Embankment without a male escort.
Slow footsteps, coming down the side of the railroad embankment, alarmed him ere he could drink.
And I," said the queen, "think that in such a case other embankments should be raised to oppose it.
The Grand Trunk at this point was built on an embankment to guard against winter floods from the foothills, so that one walked, as it were, a little above the country, along a stately corridor, seeing all India spread out to left and right.
Before he had reached the embankments that were being thrown up, he saw, in the light of the dull autumn evening, mounted men coming toward him.