Only when government scientists determine there is a risk of flooding will the middle of the levee be put in place.
The Republican governor criticized the suit as beyond the authority of the levee board and is calling for it to be dropped.
Mounting a levee heading north, Fobb suddenly stops dead, bringing his finger to his lips to silence us.
1719, "natural or artificial embankment to prevent overflow of a river," from New Orleans French levée "raising, lifting; embankment," from French, originally fem. past participle of lever "to raise," from Latin levare "to raise" (see lever).
"morning assembly held by a prince or king (upon rising from bed)," 1670s, from French lever "a raising," noun use of verb meaning "to raise" (see levee (n.1)).