Associations to the word «Embankment»

Wiktionary

EMBANKMENT, noun. A long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road

Dictionary definition

EMBANKMENT, noun. A long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley