The escarp is falling into disfavour, on account of the great expense of a revetment that can withstand breaching fire.
The Chinamen come out of their houses and stand on the revetment to watch us pass.
The revetment differed mainly in the care which had been bestowed upon it, and consisted mostly of reeds, grass, &c.
The nature of the soil was such that revetment was of little avail.
By a revetment we mean a facing placed against the front or back wall of a trench to keep the earth in place.
Above and below there was a revetment of a few hundred feet; except this, the beach and river bank were in their natural state.
It settled to a graceful landing as before on the strip and silently moved into the revetment.
The flood abated on April 20th, after having been five feet, ten inches above the revetment wall.
The pyramid was then a dummy, made of rubble within a revetment of heavy flint nodules, which was faced with fine limestone.
This revetment wall, however, gave place to the present one of stone.