breast wall

breast wall

[′brest ‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
A low wall built to retain the face of a natural bank of earth.

breast wall, face wall

2. A parapet which is breast high.
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POINTS OF INTEREST A FOCAL point in a room, a chimney breast wall or alcoves, could be transformed with a geometric pattern wallpaper.
DO YOUR SUMS: A focal point in a room, a chimney breast wall or alcoves, could be transformed with a geometric pattern wallapaper.
The four-bedroom detached home offers generous accommodation, including a family room with decorative stone fire breast wall.
The chimney breast wall has added drama with a feature velvet floral paper and there's a stunning low-slung silver coffee table.
The dining room, with a vaulted ceiling which has exposed truss beams, is divided from the drawing room by a chimney breast wall.
The decisive finding is the interaction of the bridge vault with the breast walls--a critical point being the bed joint between the vault and the breast wall.
I estimate a whole chimney breast wall would cost about pounds 110.
Breasts are made up of mainly fat glands with no muscle, with the finger-like Cooper's ligaments, which project horizontally from the breast wall, being the only natural support.
As a member of ESHO, the Institute participates in several major European clinical hyperthermia trials for the treatment of various cancerous tumors, including advanced prostate cancer, locally advanced as well as recurrent rectal cancer, advanced cervix cancer, bladder cancer, local breast wall recurrence and head and neck cancer.
Q We had a leak fixed on the roof in the summer and had to strip the damaged wallpaper off the chimney breast wall but the area has still not dried out.
Fig 18 shows theoretically calculated characteristic shapes of the deformations of the breast wall and the bridge vault due to temperature effects (+37[degrees]C, -24[degrees]C) and the effect of dead weight.