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fill

Building material such as gravel, stones, etc., used to bring an area of ground up to a required level

fill

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(civil engineering)
Earth used for embankments or as backfill.
(mining engineering)

fill

1. Soil, crushed stone, or waste materials, used to raise an existing grade or as a man-made deposit.
2. The depth or the volume of such material so added.
3. A cementitious material such as concrete or terrazzo, which is placed over a metal substructure to provide the wearing surface of a tread or platform.
4. Aggregate placed on a roof decking, 2 to form the appropriate design slope.

fill

(1) In a graphics program, to apply color to a graphics object such as a rectangle, circle or polygon. In a paint program, the fill function is depicted as a paint bucket icon. It is used to "paint" objects or the entire canvas.

(2) In a spreadsheet, to enter common or repetitive values into a group of cells.
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Cresting seas filled me a foot or so with water, but I laughed at it sloshing about my feet, and chanted my disdain for the wind and the water.
The humblest flower that grows is visited by our messengers, and often blooms in fragrant beauty unknown, unloved by all save Fairy friends, who seek to fill the spirits with all sweet and gentle virtues, that they may not be useless on the earth; for the noblest mortals stoop to learn of flowers.
Some learned how by pleasant dreams to cheer and comfort mortal hearts, by whispered words bf love to save from evil deeds those who had gone astray, to fill young hearts with gentle thoughts and pure affections, that no sin might mar the beauty of the human flower; while others, like mortal children, learned the Fairy alphabet.
And with busy love toiled the Elves amid the withered leaves, and new strength was given to the flower; while, as day by day the friendless child watered the growing buds, deeper grew her love for the unseen friends who had given her one thing to cherish in her lonely home; sweet, gentle thoughts filled her heart as she bent above it, and the blossom's fragrant breath was to her a whispered voice of all fair and lovely things; and as the flower taught her, so she taught others.
They told pleasant tales, and sang their sweetest songs to cheer and gladden, while the dim cells grew bright with the sunlight, and fragrant with the flowers the loving Elves had brought, and by their gentle teachings those sad, despairing hearts were filled with patient hope and earnest longing to win back their lost innocence and joy.
This they claimed was ten ounces; but when they filled a pan of dirt to prove the lie, they washed out twelve ounces.
One day in December Daylight filled a pan from bed rock on his own claim and carried it into his cabin.
We therefore, who are the registers of that lottery, shall imitate those sagacious persons who deal in that which is drawn at Guildhall, and who never trouble the public with the many blanks they dispose of; but when a great prize happens to be drawn, the newspapers are presently filled with it, and the world is sure to be informed at whose office it was sold: indeed, commonly two or three different offices lay claim to the honour of having disposed of it; by which, I suppose, the adventurers are given to understand that certain brokers are in the secrets of Fortune, and indeed of her cabinet council.
Slowly Tara, surrounded by a heavy guard of honor, moved along the marble corridors filled with people.
The guests spoke together in low whispers until the room was filled with the hum of many voices.
And then once more the doors from The Hall of Chiefs swung wide and the men of Manator turned to see another figure standing upon the threshold--a mighty figure of a man with white skin, and black hair, and gray eyes that glittered now like points of steel and behind him The Hall of Chiefs was filled with fighting men wearing the harness of far countries.
Your city is filled with the fighting men of U-Thor, and those from Gathol and from Helium.