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embanking


embanking


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embank  \Em*bank"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Embanked};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Embanking}.]  [Pref.  em-  +  bank.  Cf  {Imbank}.] 
  To  throw  up  a  bank  so  as  to  confine  or  to  defend;  to  protect 
  by  a  bank  of  earth  or  stone. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embar  \Em*bar"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Embarred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Embanking}.]  [Pref.  em-  +  bar:  cf  F.  embarrer.  Cf 
  {Embargo}.] 
  1.  To  bar  or  shut  in  to  inclose  securely,  as  with  bars. 
 
  Where  fast  embarred  in  mighty  brazen  wall. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  stop;  to  hinder  by  prohibition;  to  block  up 
 
  He  embarred  all  further  trade  --Bacon.