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n. a lesbian; a bulldiker. (Rude and derogatory.) Who’s the dike in the cowboy boots?
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On either side of him flowed a narrow dike filled with salt-water.
He then somehow scrambled into the saddle, and with a "Gee up" and a clap on my sides with both his legs, he started on his journey, making a little circuit to avoid the dike.
Two mornings after this little scene, although the day was rainy and gusty, and Amelia had had an exceedingly wakeful night, listening to the wind roaring, and pitying all travellers by land and by water, yet she got up early and insisted upon taking a walk on the Dike with Georgy; and there she paced as the rain beat into her face, and she looked out westward across the dark sea line and over the swollen billows which came tumbling and frothing to the shore.
A hundred fears poured one over the other into the little heart, as fast as the waves on to the Dike.
Southward, the high ridge of the sea dike, and the grim, massive circle of a martello tower reared high on its mound of grass, closed the view darkly on all that lay beyond.
earthworks (iw deichbau); - pouring two full dikes in the protection of the existing dikes; - dyke length approx.
Five dikes in Pampanga, built to contain floodwaters and lahar discharged by Mt.
One important issue in designing the spur dikes is the phenomenon of their tip local scouring which is due to narrowing the cross-flow and the strong eddy flows.
When the Wachusett Reservoir was constructed at the turn of the last century, the earthen dams - or dikes - were intended to remain free of trees and shrubs to ensure their integrity.
It's a big strain on their subsistence economy to take the time to rebuild the dikes.
Over 100 years into mining production in Sudbury offset mineral dikes that could lead to new economical ore bodies are still being found.
Seismic failure of river dikes and current trend of its rehabilitation in Japan are summarized.
Canada border manned the dikes Saturday as they worked to hold off the swelling Red River.
The middle layer is made of sheeted dikes -- thin, vertical structures that form when magma solidifies in the crack between the plates.