Examples of overtop in a Sentence
a manager whose arrogance was overtopped only by his ineptitude
Recent Examples of overtop from the Web
Scientists have concluded that the Katrina surge that overwhelmed the Mississippi Gulf Coast was a 400-year event, while the surge in Lake Borgne that overtopped St. Bernard Parish and New Orleans levees was a 200- to 250-year event.
In a 200-year event, levees throughout the New Orleans area would be overtopped, Needham's assessment said.
Her eyes, not quite blue, not quite brown, have a watery quality, as if some sadness in her nature has finally overtopped its banks.
At the current forecast, water will near the west end bridge approach to FM 1485 and may overtop the roadway.
Their muffins overtopped the baking tins in a mushroom cloud shape and were not only spectacular to look at, but delicious.
The sea wall in Scituate, Mass., is already being overtopped by waves as the first high tide of the storm rolls in.
But mainly, the focus is on preventing flooding in the first place, by raising the ground at low-lying spots — places a storm surge could overtop, swamping an entire neighborhood.
Some debris basins were in place, but they were quickly overtopped by the hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of water and sediment.
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