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retard

[ri′tärd]
(civil engineering)
A permeable bank-protection structure, situated at and parallel to the toe of a slope and projecting into a stream channel, designed to check stream velocity and induce silting or accretion.
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Even could he manage it to die away almost to a whisper, and to rise and fall, accelerate and retard, in obedience to her own voice and in accord with it.
Une plethore de personnels, des retards records sur toutes les lignes, des vols d'effets de voyageurs et le mammouth, toujours indifferent, n'arrete pas de s'engraisser sur le dos du contribuable.
Il a jugAaAaAeA@, toutefois, que ces arguments ne peu justifier des retards aussi importants.
Pour le cas de l'ONEE, on estime a plus de 2 milliards les retards de paiement dont sont victimes les entreprises operant dans le secteur de l'electricite.
Des retards de l'ordre de 40 minutes a une heure, ont ete enregistres dimanche matin, surtout a l'aeroport de Tunis-Carthage, au niveau des departs et des arrivees des vols, en raison de la mise en place d'un nouveau systeme radar, selon Fakher Abdelkefi, commandant d'aeroport, cite par l'agence TAP.
He said of England in the Sunday Times piece: "I hate to say it but I utterly agree with Jerry (Guscott): since 2003, we've been retards at the breakdown.
Indeed, Notomi, Takasumi Tanabe, and their colleagues at NTT report, also in the January Nature Photonics, that they've developed a new photonic crystal that retards light more than 170 times as much as the 2005 IBM crystal did.