Noun(1) a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court(2) a pier that provides a landing place on a river(3) an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
(1) An hour and 45 minutes into the mayor's levee , the queue is still over an hour long.(2) the great stop on the Washington social circuit was the diplomat's levee(3) Transects were separated by 50 paces and most transects extended entirely over the attenuated crown of the natural levee of each forest avoiding any noticeable elevation gradient.(4) They were watching the TV news as the canal levee was breached again, flooding their neighbourhood anew.(5) A lot of folks are working hard to repair that levee .(6) High water can cover all these subtle topographies, but a swamp veteran like Charlie, or any local crawfisherman, will know when he's passing over a drowned waterway, or crossing a natural levee .(7) Water flowing from the damaged levee near Lake Pontchartrain could have equally catastrophic effects, only unfolding more slowly.(8) Rice fields were surrounded and divided by a series of embankments or levees .(9) The men created a world of their own on the docks, levees , plantation landings, city quays, and steamboat decks of the Mississippi River economy.(10) The storm overpowered levees protecting the region, producing floods 20 feet high.(11) Engineers determined that the levees bordering the Mississippi River as it passes through the city were sufficient to withstand any surge produced by an SPH.(12) Marshland, containing cattails, bulrushes, and other reeds, would have been limited to the borders of the wooded ridges of levees , where the water level was consistently below the surface.(13) Damaged levees have been repaired, and pumping of the remaining water continues.(14) The vice president, now in New Orleans, inspected flood damage and the damaged levees .(15) Portions of these protected lands still support forests on remnant natural levees , similar to those studied by Penfound and Howard.(16) Do they allow people in low-lying neighborhoods where the old levees were breached to build again?
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