Recent Examples of earthen from the Web
Because of big early 20th-century floods, Houston designed two dry emergency reservoirs that are activated only in heavy rain, Addicks and Barker, both formed by earthen dams.
The group is asking for all or part of an earthen berm installed covering the campsite and burial ground to be removed, and trees and vegetation planted.
The first castles were merely earthen heaps surrounded by a wooden palisade wall.
If funds cannot be raised for the undoubtedly expensive concrete design, a lower-cost option can be considered: an earthen mound wall.
And in building the canals, oil and gas operators erected earthen berms along them, blocking the natural flow of water through wetlands or capturing saltwater in adjacent wetland areas and speeding wetland losses.
Highway 131 was moved, a control tower started going up and work began on building the earthen dam.
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.
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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
- an earthen dam
- an earthen jar
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