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groyne

(esp US), groin
a wall or jetty built out from a riverbank or seashore to control erosion

groyne

[grȯin]
(anatomy)
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The 4,400-ton collier Duncansby Head had beached in dense fog on the soft sand alongside the Groyne lighthouse at South Shields.
The lifeboat headed to the area intending that two coastguards and possibly the dog's owner - who had only had Ben for a month - would walk along the groyne to recover the pet.
The recent example is PICT could not qualify for Keamari Groyne deepwater port.
Few ladies would be tempted to ask for a pint of Recked 'Em, Willie Warmer or Old Groyne.
Natural sand-drift along Adelaide's 20-kilometre beach is set to be further interrupted by a groyne for a boat harbour.
The buildings that will be miniaturised are: South Shields Museum & Art Gallery; Arbeia Roman Fort's West Gate; The Word; The Customs House; The Old Town Hall; The Town Hall; Souter Lighthouse; St Hilda's Church, Herd Groyne Lighthouse and Haven Point Leisure Facility.
The walkway and the Groyne have also seen nags of up to 10 fish - but take care fishing the Groyne there are some big waves coming up the Tyne.
Mr Fowler said: "It was a joint manoeuvre and all the time while it was on the groyne our ski stayed on site to make sure if it did go over the crew were catered for."
It also includes a rock groyne which stretches 250 metres into the sea and rock wall to help prevent coastal erosion.
A Coastguard spokesman said it appeared he had hit his head on a groyne after diving in.
He raced in after the Jack Russells slipped or were washed off a groyne.
Yet only weeks before, the same council turned down the offer of hundreds of tonnes of free sand to build a giant groyne and save their battered coastline.