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, dike
1. an embankment constructed to prevent flooding, keep out the sea, etc.
2. a ditch or watercourse
3. a bank made of earth excavated for and placed alongside a ditch
4. Scot a wall, esp a dry-stone wall
5. a vertical or near-vertical wall-like body of igneous rock intruded into cracks in older rock


Greg(ory). born 1947, British television executive; director-general of the BBC (2000--04)

dike, dyke

1. A dry stone wall.
2. A long low dam.
3. A bank of earth from an excavation.
4. An earth embankment which acts as a coffer-dam for keeping water out of an excavation.
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Additional targets will be drilled in Fall 2018 including the East Dyke, down dip extension of Main Dyke and dome targets identified during the Spring mapping program.
Van Dyke was previously married to Carol Johnson before tying the knot with Jones, who he married three years after his first marriage finalized.
These appear to be amygdules, suggesting that the dyke may be a subvolcanic (shallow) intrusion.
After this rehabilitation, we are hopeful that the dyke will not be broken", added Akoi.
Van Dyke, a 38-year-old longtime local resident, said he came forward to provide the public with more information about the incident and to thank the other people who tried to intervene, most of whose names he doesn't know.
Everybody thought we played really well in the first game and narrowly lost," Dyke said.
The modern border between England and Wales closely follows much of the route of the dyke.
Both men went outside and it was then punches were thrown which connected from DyKe, and Mr Hirst went to the ground.
We also sampled the Caraquet Dyke (Greenough and Papezik 1986) that extends a minimum of 470 km across New Brunswick (Burke et al.
Worse, few if any mafic dyke swarms have been dated from the Rae craton and, hence, the ancestry of this second-largest building block of Laurentia remains entirely unknown.
After behaving like a bull in a china shop, a board may think twice before hiring him, but he is still Greg Dyke.
In the book, Mr Dyke accused Mr Blair of reneging on an assurance that Downing Street would not seek resignations if the BBC was criticised by Lord Hutton.