Recent Examples of earthen from the Web
These ancient cultures built a series of 10 earthen mounds that were used for astrological and spiritual purposes.
The outside of the mirrors is painted the earthen color of red clay, as if the object is an ancient vessel.
A teenager on an all-terrain vehicle whizzes by an otherwise-quiet Saginaw neighborhood, accelerating up and down an 8-foot earthen berm that serves as a barrier between railroad tracks and the brick houses 100 feet away.
Beside it, a buffalo skull adorned with brown distressed leather accented by seed beads of cream, green, brown and other earthen tones along with mineral and gemstones.
The wall, which reaches as far as 70 feet deep, is intended to reduce water seeping through the earthen dike in order to avoid erosion that can lead to a breach.
For a town designed to blend in – a city ordinance requires that buildings look like earthen adobe structures –
The Islamic State has fortified these areas, digging trenches and clogging streets with earthen berms in an attempt to delay Iraq’s final push.
A view of the Heritage Wall and Trail under the new Interstate 305 expressway in the area where a portion of an earthen embankment or plug has been removed in a proposal by the Archer Western-The de Moya Group team.
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First Known Use of earthen
EARTHEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of earthen for English Language Learners
: made of earth or of baked clay
EARTHEN Defined for Kids
Definition of earthen for Students
: made of earth or of baked clay an earthen dam an earthen jar
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