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noun , gabions
  1. a cylindrical basket or cage of wicker which was filled with earth or stones and used in fortifications and other engineering work (a precursor to the sandbag).
  2. a woven wire mesh unit, sometimes rectangular, made from a continuous mesh panel and filled with stones sometimes coated with polyvinyl chloride
  3. a porous metal cylinder filled with stones and used in a variety of civil engineering contexts, especially in the construction of retaining walls, the reinforcing of steep slopes, or in the prevention of erosion in river banks
  4. a knick knack, objet d'art, objet d"art, curiosity, collectable
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noun
  1. A rating.
I gave him a good for effort.
  1. A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.
This fine- coin from 1837 is worth a good amount.
  1. A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
''The of this hill is more than 5 percent
  1. A level of pre-collegiate education
Clancy is entering the fifth this year.
  1. An area that has been graded by a grader (construction machine)
  2. The level of the ground.
This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below .
verb (grades, grading, graded)
  1. To score an academic test.
  2. To assign a score to overall academic performance.
  3. To flatten and even out or smooth a large surface.
groin Tweet Definition of groin Like Definition of groin on Facebook
noun
  1. the long narrow depression of the human body that separates the trunk from the legs
groyne Tweet Definition of groyne Like Definition of groyne on Facebook
noun
  1. A (usually wooden) structure that projects from a coastline to prevent erosion, long shore drift etc.; a breakwater
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