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1 Ditch, trench, or fosse.

2 Embankment, wall, or causeway.

3 Defensive wall.

4 Low wall or fence of turf or stone marking a division or acting as an enclosure, e.g. of a field.

5 Ridge or dam to resist encroachment by the sea.

6 Jetty or pier.

7 Raised causeway over marshy ground.

8 Barrier.

See also dyke.

Subjects: Architecture.

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