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berm

A small ledge or shoulder of dirt with some type of vegetation, designed to control water runoff, hide something unsightly such as a power substation, or provide a noise-control buffer between busy streets and residential areas.

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* Mature trees, landscaped earth berms, raised planter beds, benches, ornamental fencing and ornamental light posts
The memorial's initial design, which included a semicircle of 40-foot-high columns, a subterranean museum with 50-foot-high earth berms, a sunken plaza, and a waterfall, was rejected by the CFA and the NCPC; it has been returned to architect Friedrich St.
In contrast, neighboring buildings, heavily wooded areas and large earth berms (such as for raised highways or bridges) all afford some limited protection, at least when the wind is from their direction.
* Use earth berms instead of sound walls where possible.
Earth berms on three sides keep it insulated; 80-percent shadecloth and an evaporative cooler keep it from overheating.
The Fields were a parade ground used by the Prussians, the Wilhelmine army, the Nazis, and finally the Russians, who crisscrossed the flat ground with earth berms, thrown up as protective outworks for their barracks.
The track running through Wadi Rafeq has been used in the past by militants to infiltrate car bombs into Lebanon, but is currently blocked with earth berms and land mines.
Planting makes use of indigenous species, like the frothy casuarinas (feathery tree native to Australia) along the northern edges of the site and the native grasses which cover low earth berms around the range.
A series of earth berms and "living walls" of plant life create an oasis of quiet along this busy road.
Masked gunmen were seen roaming the streets in the vicinity of the village of Munjez, while angry residents blocked a number of roads in the district using makeshift earth berms or rocks, or by pitching tents to hold sit-ins.
This width allowed the construction of five-ft high earth berms with evergreen and deciduous tree plantings to shield adjacent residential areas from the roadway.
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