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Retaining wall   /rɪtˈeɪnɪŋ wɔl/   Listen
Retaining wall

A wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth).

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... at Athens.—The Pnyx is an open space of ground due west from the Acropolis. It originally sloped gently away towards the northeast, but a massive retaining wall had been built around it, in an irregular semicircle, and the space within filled with solidly packed earth sloping inwards, making a kind of open air auditorium. It is a huge place, 394 feet long, and 213 feet at the widest. The earthen slope is entirely devoid of seats; everybody ...
— A Day In Old Athens • William Stearns Davis

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