earth berm


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berm

1. A continuous bank of earth alongside a road; a shoulder.
2. A continuous bank of earth piled against a masonry wall.
3. A strip of ground, formed into a ledge to support beams or pipes.
4. The horizontal surface between a moat and the exterior slope of a fortified rampart.
5. In earth excavation work, that portion of the excavation, usually sloped, left at the perimeter and removed as the sheeting and bracing are installed.
6. A narrow terrace or shelf built into an embankment, or the like, which breaks the continuity of an otherwise long slope.
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In contrast, neighboring buildings, heavily wooded areas and large earth berms (such as for raised highways or bridges) all afford some limited protection, at least when the wind is from their direction.
Earth berms on three sides keep it insulated; 80-percent shadecloth and an evaporative cooler keep it from overheating.
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The Fields were a parade ground used by the Prussians, the Wilhelmine army, the Nazis, and finally the Russians, who crisscrossed the flat ground with earth berms, thrown up as protective outworks for their barracks.
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The track running through Wadi Rafeq has been used in the past by militants to infiltrate car bombs into Lebanon, but is currently blocked with earth berms and land mines.
Planting makes use of indigenous species, like the frothy casuarinas (feathery tree native to Australia) along the northern edges of the site and the native grasses which cover low earth berms around the range.
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