At the center of allegations about a political cover-up is a nondescript Edwardian terraced house in West London.
“Requiem for the Croppies” terraced thousands died, shaking scythes at cannon.
They showed my mother, laughing on a terraced hill, land stitched with olive trees.
1510s, "gallery, portico, balcony," later "flat, raised place for walking" (1570s), from Middle French terrace, from Old French terrasse "platform (built on or supported by a mound of earth)," from Vulgar Latin *terracea, fem. of *terraceus "earthen, earthy," from Latin terra "earth, land" (see terrain). As a natural formation in geology, attested from 1670s.
terrace ter·race (těr'ĭs)
v. ter·raced, ter·rac·ing, ter·rac·es
To suture in several rows, as when closing a wound through a considerable thickness of tissue.