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impound

[im′pau̇nd]
(civil engineering)
To collect water for irrigation, flood control, or similar purpose.
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The two scenes of on-the-court action--written in Wolfe's characteristic third-person-point-of-view overdrive--are as good and gripping as anything he has ever written, from Conrad Hensley's encounter with the auto impounders in Man in Full to Sherman McCoy's escape from the Bronx in Bonfire.
Travellers are waging a guerilla-style battle with horse impounders across Cardiff parks, a council scrutiny meeting heard.