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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-03-15 21:36:03

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'embackment' for 'embankment'

Since an embankment is (per a mound of earth built to hold back water, this makes sense. And then there are the ‘backs’ at Cambridge U., sloping from the colleges down to the River Cam. 400+ ghits:

We happened to be on the section where the left side is a steep embackment that changes into a straight drop onto rocks in the river.

we had A lake next to where we played polocrosse that had A perfect grassy embackment that jutted out over the water.

... But some how they managed to turn the car up the underside bridge embackment and there they were At the top with the car wedged against the bridge… … 465&t=4402

No one is going to climb a 20 or 30 foot embackment with a wide screen tv from someones living room.

The cruise lasts for 50minutes and departs from Embackment and Waterloo Piers.



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