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riprap

[′rip‚rap]
(civil engineering)
A foundation or revetment in water or on soft ground made of irregularly placed stones or pieces of boulders; used chiefly for river and harbor work, for roadway filling, and on embankments.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Riprap

Irregularly broken and random-sized large pieces of quarry rock used for foundations; a foundation or parapet of stones thrown together without any attempt at regular structural arrangements.
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riprap

1. Irregularly broken and random-sized large pieces of quarry rock; individual stones ranging from very large (2 to 3 cu yd, approx. 1.5 to 2.3 cu m) to small (1/2 cu ft, approx. 0.014 cu m); used for foundations and revetments.
2. A foundation or parapet of stones thrown together without any attempt at regular structural arrangement.
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This report also includes various recommendations for improving the design, installation, and monitoring of riprap apron installations at bridge piers and abutments, where feasible.
Crappies are more in the brush, along a rock wall, or inhabiting a lazy current sliding along riprap. It's crazy how many crappies hold in those areas by late August.
Reading Riprap again for the first time in several years, I thought of the ending of Tomas Transtromer's great poem, "Vermeer," in which the sky that has just been described as empty replies by saying, "I am not empty, I'm open." For Snyder, openness is bound up with mindfulness.
"They had just put up the riprap, and we felt it was too soon to make sure those were going to be buildable."
I knew they would be panicky so we jogged/ran back up the trail to the dam, then across the riprap of the dam proper.
Approximately 10 km of shoreline bordering the main channel of Pool 6 have been covered with large rock riprap to protect banks from erosion (Fremling et al., 1973).
Projects include the deepening" of the Malabon-Navotas river , P28 million; drainage improvement in Tumana, Marikina City, P7 million; drainage improvement in San Agustin, QC, P8 .1 million; drainage improvement in Llano Road, Caloocan, P14.1 million; bank improvement in Maysan, Valenzuela City, PP14.33 million; riprapping of Veinte Reales Creek, Valenzuela City, P14.1 million; riprapping of Buli creek, Pasig City, P14.1 million; rehabilitation of drainage in District V, Manila; dredging of Maytunas creek, Mandaluyong City, P7.9 million and rehabilitation of riprap and desilting of Palico creek, Muntinlupa City, P4.4 million.
Ana, Manila (P9.12 million); drainage improvement in San Agustin, Quezon City (P8.1 million); dredging of Maytunas creek, Mandaluyong (P7.9 million); drainage improvement in Tumana, Marikina (P7 million); and rehabilitation of riprap and desilting of Palico creek, Muntinlupa (P4.4 million).
For the third time this month, a riverbank wall or riprap collapsed amid continuous rains in Marikina City, endangering homes and prompting the local government to call the attention of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) about the quality of its projects.
"It can also fully load a barge with riprap in as little as four hours," said William Leibbrant, Clinton Point Plant Manager for Tilcon.