In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the 19th century the greatest engineering addition to the bay was the construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour with its two-tiered breakwaters or piers and wonderful granite stonework.
- All around our coastline we have estuaries, docks, harbours, marshes and breakwaters.
- The creation of a marina breakwater for Kirkwall Harbour has taken another step forward with the job now out to tender.
- During migration and winter, they inhabit rocky coasts, reefs, jetties, and breakwaters.
- The proposed marina development at Blacksod will consist of a 50-berth facility protected by two rock armour breakwaters.
- Big conger inhabit a number of environments, including deep water rock marks, harbours, jetties, piers, breakwaters and the odd sandy beach!
- He also calls for construction of new offshore breakwaters to dampen the waves' energy before they reach the shoreline, but some environmentalists say this tactic has only made matters worse in other situations.
- The breakwater tamed the waves and provided a safe bathing area.
- Out on the breakwater, fishermen wave to us as we roll by, and I wave back.
- Zack was throughly impressed by the waves crashing on the breakwater, but was disappointed at the paucity of good skipping stones.
- A series of huge breakwaters and floodgates has been built to protect major harbours and installations.
- The harbor was a deep bite out of the city, probably a river mouth, protected by stone breakwaters at the mouth to the west.
- A few yards away, the ocean waves slam against the breakwater.
- On Sunday August 3rd a memorial to those victims was unveiled and blessed on the western breakwater in Dingle harbour.
- The 1.1-acre site has access to a small bathing area and harbour enclosed by a concrete pier and a breakwater.
- A fisherman was pulled to safety by quick acting fellow anglers on the harbour breakwater last night after a freak wave swept him and two others into the sea.
- The installation of groynes, breakwaters, or protective sea walls has knock-on effects on the natural circulation of water and sediment in the near-shore environment.
- These were solid stone, with an artificial breakwater surrounding the harbour.
- South of the palace is the breakwater guarding the Royal Harbour.
- Somewhere out of my sight in the darkness, waves crashed against the breakwater.
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