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fascine

[fa′sēn]
(civil engineering)
A cylindrical bundle of brushwood 1-3 feet (30-90 centimeters) in diameter and 10-20 feet (3-6 meters) long, used as a facing for seawalls on riverbanks, as a foundation mat, as a dam in an estuary, or to protect bridge, dike, and pier foundations from erosion.

Fascine

 

a bundle of dry branches bound together with twisted withes or wire. Fascines may be light or heavy; heavy fascines, measuring 5–10 m in length and 0.6–1.2 m in diameter, are filled with pebbles, gravel, or similar material. Fascines are used in fortifications, in revetments and other structures designed to strengthen high embankments, and in the building of roads across swamps. In the past, fascines were used to cross moats during fortress assaults.

fascine

A cylindrical bundle of brushwood or the like. Such bundles are used as a foundation mat or to protect a pier foundation from erosion.
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The citation for Cpl Donald read: "Campbell is awarded for his incredible act of premeditated bravery, intentionally driving an unprotected piece of large plant machinery into an enemy killing zone, whilst under very intense accurate fire for a considerable amount of time, he carefully placed a fascine into a ditch enabling an armoured advance."
Brush mattresses have a higher cutting density than fascines. The willow is expected to fill in uniformly along the project reach and become a nursery for native shrubs and hardwoods.
Live Fascines. Fascines are long, cigar-shaped bundles of compressed willow stems tied together with twine.
This first round will see 15,775 square metres of storage pond space dug out, 2,800 trees planted, 142 "leaky dams" constructed, 105 metres of fascines created and 728 metres of hedges planted or restored.
L'epee targuie [beaucoup moins que] Tkouba [beaucoup plus grand que], exposee a la 3e edition du salon national de l'artisanat, qui se poursuit a Oran, attire les visiteurs fascines par la beaute du travail et la richesse des motifs.
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Toujours influence par la philosophie qui voit dans la societe une force superieure a celle de l'homme, Fernando nous a amuses et fascines par ces tableaux et ses oeuvres poetiques exposes durant la plupart des spectacles tenus par les Bombyx et Salsabil.
Live Fascines. Live fascines are long bundles of branch cuttings bound together into sausage-like structures.