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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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These motions, although unquestionably of the greatest assistance to original composition, retard in some degree the progress of the writer; and Sam had unconsciously been a full hour and a half writing words in small text, smearing out wrong letters with his little finger, and putting in new ones which required going over very often to render them visible through the old blots, when he was roused by the opening of the door and the entrance of his parent.
There are three railway-tracks; the central one is cogged; the "lantern wheel" of the engine grips its way along these cogs, and pulls the train up the hill or retards its motion on the down trip.
He lived alone, and, so to speak, outside of every social relation; and as he knew that in this world account must be taken of friction, and that friction retards, he never rubbed against anybody.
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.
Ce retard a coute a l'economie egyptienne 200 milliards de dollars pendant les trois dernieres decennies, a observe l'expert.
What is the typical intrahousehold or institutional attack rate, and would vaccination or chemoprophylaxis of contacts retard or stem outbreaks?
More than 15,000 trees have been planted since 1995 to stabilize the area and retard erosion.
Des haut-parleurs de l'aeroport de Francfort (Allemagne), les passagers du vol Air Algerie entendaient une voix qui s'excusait pour le retard d'une demi-heure du vol a destination d'Alger.
La loi sur les delais de paiement accuse toujours du retard quant a son application.
000 electeurs gabonais, ouverts avec au moins une heure de retard, ont connu peu d'affluence hier matin, pour un scrutin legislatif semblant d'ores et deja acquis au Parti democratique Gabonais (PDG) du president Ali Bongo.