Definition of terrace in English:
- The perforated sheets reappear both outside in the jambs of terraces cut into the building and inside as stylish balustrades.
- Outdoor space is maximised on the tight site, with a large external courtyard off the ground floor waiting area and an outdoor terrace off community health on the first floor.
- All blocks benefit from the shading effect of a huge glass roof that rests gently and lightly on the various buildings above a panoramic terrace.
- Carve a new series of terraces into the slope for easy planting.
- On steep topography, the filter area should be a gradient terrace with a slope that will not allow erosion.
- These terraces consist of a series of stone walls cascading down the side of steep slopes to keep small garden strips from being washed away.
- When the trainer shouts, the group runs up the stadium's terraces, sending long shadows flickering over the steps.
- The 11 senior players had been boycotting training since last week, reporting for work only to watch others train from the terraces of Garden Park stadium.
- Seventies music was blaring out over the tannoy with the Best of Slade and Blondie while fans packed into the ground standing on the terraces behind the goals at both ends.
- Uplifted and incised fluvial terraces are preserved in footwall valleys, including those of the Ladopotamos and Vouraikos rivers.
- The formation of coral terraces is interpreted as the product of approximately uniform long-term uplift superimposed on eustatic changes in sea level.
- Nevertheless the climatic regime of the palaeosols was fundamentally frigid and these palaeosols formed on glacial terraces beside large permanent glaciers.
- The property takes up the bottom two floors of a Grade II-listed Regency terrace and comes with a share of the freehold.
- The birth of our second child means that our modest Victorian terrace is now bulging at the seams.
- The house she shared with her parents was quite small, a comfortable looking terrace on a long street.
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- The land is terraced and, in effect, so are the houses.
- That area could be terraced into three or four tiers, which would allow for pleasant views and southern exposure.
- There are numerous options for terracing a slope.
In the early 16th century a terrace was an open gallery, and later it came to mean a platform or balcony in a theatre. A terrace of houses was originally a row built slightly above the level of the road—the first terrace of houses was mentioned in the 1760s, at first in street names like Adelphi Terrace. The source was a medieval French word meaning ‘rubble, platform’, based on Latin terra ‘earth’, the source of many other English words such as terrain (early 18th century), terrestrial (Late Middle English), territory (Late Middle English), and subterranean (early 17th century). A territory was originally the area surrounding a town and was subject to its laws. To say that something goes with the territory is to say that it is an unavoidable result of a situation. Territory here is probably used in the sense ‘the area in which a sales representative or distributor has the right to operate’, which developed in the US in the early 20th century. In Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman (1949), the central character Willy Loman tells his son that a salesman has to dream: ‘It comes with the territory.’ See also kop
Words that rhyme with terracederris, Nerys
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