embankment

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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, William," she said, "if people see me racing along the Embankment like this they WILL talk.
he exclaimed to himself, striding back along the Embankment.
Rodney stopped and once more began beating a kind of rhythm, as if he were marking a phrase in a symphony, upon the smooth stone balustrade of the Embankment.
I advise nothing," he interrupted, glancing up and down the Embankment, in case his indiscretion had been overheard.
One year on, while I was out for a walk, I noticed the trees along the embankment had been removed.
The official newspaper Yangcheng Evening News said some 400 soldiers were swept away when the embankment that had been protecting some 56,000 people in two towns collapsed.
During the mid-1970s, complete clearance of the viaduct and the embankment was envisaged.
At a briefing given to the Vice Chairman of SIDA Mohammad Nawaz Chandio at the embankment here on Thursday, it was informed that the levee's height had been increased by up to 8 feet after the 2010 floods.
The embankment is costing pounds 200,000 to repair and the job should be complete by mid-July.
Meanwhile, Caltrans crews rushed to repair about 30 feet of guardrail, the only barrier between the slick freeway and the embankment.