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A wall that holds back earth or water.
- ‘Tom and his engineer, Jay Taylor, came up with a design that uses a series of giant trusses anchored into massive concrete retaining walls and the sea wall itself.’
- ‘A large retaining wall forms the northern or back wall of the building.’
- ‘The number of bricks used for the huge retaining walls through which railways entered towns and cities is incalculable.’
- ‘Gardeners in search of ideas for inventive hardscapes will savor one-of-a-kind terraces, staircases, and retaining walls.’
- ‘Exquisitely poised in space, the pool is a tranquil, glassy mirror, reflecting a luxuriant green wall of bamboo sprouting above the retaining wall.’
- ‘The wall he happened to hit was the primary retaining wall for the entire building.’
- ‘Little now survives beyond the well-built retaining walls, reinforced by a series of semicircular niches, and three towers, one of which is considered to have been a lighthouse.’
- ‘On a hillside, the extended terrace would be supported by retaining walls.’
- ‘Vineyard terraces are supported by small retaining walls known as feixes, made with the stones picked up during the initial weeding out of the land prior to cultivation.’
- ‘When they made Stanners Street, they constructed retaining walls, built the building and back-filled the whole thing with clay.’
- ‘As an alternative to simply tossing them in landfills, old railroad ties are commonly used around the home as landscaping barriers and retaining walls.’
- ‘The room's eastern wall is a single-faced retaining wall supporting dense stone fill behind it on the east.’
- ‘As an integral structural element, the spine wall provided the western wall for buildings on the lower terrace and a retaining wall for fill supporting buildings on the upper terrace.’
- ‘After grading, stone or wood retaining walls can be used to retain the soil around the edge of the undisturbed area.’
- ‘On the north side, a retaining wall wraps protectively around the chapel, diverting water that undermined the foundations of the original church.’
- ‘Enclosed by hefty stone retaining walls, the terraces are transformed into strips of garden, with horticultural tools neatly stashed in a storage area underneath the studio.’
- ‘To get in, you descend through a stair wedged in the cleft between the two retaining walls, to emerge in the tranquillity of the courtyard below.’
- ‘Landscaping is very thoughtful, with retaining walls and terraces cut with almost Inca sensitivity and precision into the arid slopes.’
- ‘The walls, when constructed, were retaining walls along a road to hold up the slope that would lead to the wall to stop things falling onto the road.’
- ‘Faced with an acute shortage of labour at the end of the 1960s, along with escalating costs, growers began to look for alternatives to the tiny, step-like terraces built with high retaining walls in the 19th century.’
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