serpentine wall

serpentine wall

A wall with a plan in the shape of a wavy line with alternating arcs of circles. See also: screen wall
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serpentine wall

serpentine wall
A wall that is not straight in plan but follows a sinuous course. Also called a crinkle-crankle.
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The serpentine wall, undulating with the rise and fall of the hills stretches as far as the eye could see, is a proud testament of a country's long and rich history.
The gardens and grounds include a multitude of features, such as the refurbished serpentine wall, as well as gravelled walk ways, lawns and well stocked borders.
Along the sidewalk, an undulating serpentine wall with seating areas further softens the structure and becomes an inviting respite for residents and patients alike.
THE SERPENTINE WALL: THE WINDING BOUNDARY BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE IN THE UNITED STATES provides a fine, scholarly examination of the relationship between Church and State in the U.S., and offers key readings and scholarly contributions examining the legal, religious and political separation of church and state in this country.
Stretching across two acres north of the park's duck pond and next to the DeFazio Bike Bridge, the park-within-a-park will showcase a "Peace Path" surrounded by freshly planted trees and a serpentine wall featuring plaques of all 24 American winners - 21 individuals and three groups - of the Nobel Peace Prize.
We lack a serpentine wall, so we go oh please, can we have something
If the stone pile is the head of the snake effigy, then the scattered surface boulders have either been disturbed after their initial deposition or, may be, an area where the serpentine wall was never completed.
She jokingly compared it to Thomas Jefferson's curving "serpentine wall" at the University of Virginia.
A serpentine wall on which one can sit will wrap around the building.
A serpentine wall with steps, ramps and terraces leading to the upper levels winds around and along the perimeter, undulating up and down like a mini battlement.
Other features include a children's play area near the back fence, a spiral herb garden, and a raised planter that's edged by a serpentine wall of stacked, interlocking concrete segments.