excavation and piling of in connection with an engineering operation.
Military. a construction formed chiefly of for protection against enemy fire, used in both offensive and defensive operations.
an artistic that consists of a large-scale alteration or modification of an area of land in a configuration designed by an artist or of an artist’s sculptural installation, as in a museum or gallery, of soil, rock, or similar elemental materials.
excavation of earth, as in engineering construction
a fortification made of earth
1630s, from earth + work (n.). In this sense Old English had eorðbyrig; Old English eorðweorc meant “work on the land.”
[urth-wurm] /ˈɜrθˌwɜrm/ noun 1. any one of numerous annelid worms that burrow in soil and feed on soil nutrients and decaying organic matter. 2. Archaic. a mean or groveling person. /ˈɜːθˌwɜːm/ noun 1. any of numerous oligochaete worms of the genera Lumbricus, Allolobophora, Eisenia, etc, which burrow in the soil and help aerate and break […]
[ur-thee] /ˈɜr θi/ adjective, earthier, earthiest. 1. of the nature of or consisting of or soil. 2. characteristic of : an earthy smell. 3. realistic; practical. 4. coarse or unrefined: an earthy sense of humor. 5. direct; robust; unaffected: an earthy, generous woman. 6. (of a mineral) having a dull luster and rough to the […]
noun 1. a trumpet-shaped device held to the ear for collecting and intensifying sounds and once commonly used as an aid to hearing. noun 1. a trumpet-shaped instrument that amplifies sounds and is held to the ear: an old form of hearing aid
noun 1. a tuft of long feathers above the eyes of some owls and other birds that becomes erect when the bird is excited or afraid but is not used in hearing.