- North Country (Newcastle) Wordsa stone or spetchel dike is one made of stones laid in horizontal rows with a bed of thin turf between each of them
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Dike (construction) — A dike (or dyke), levee, levée, embankment, floodbank or stopbank is a natural or artificial slope or wall, usually earthen and often parallels the course of a river. [ Citation | title=Levees and Other Raised Ground | author=Henry Petroski |… … Wikipedia
Levee — For other uses, see Levee (disambiguation). The side of a levee in Sacramento, California A levee, levée, dike (or dyke), embankment, floodbank or stopbank is an elongated naturally occurring ridge or artificially constructed fill or wall, which… … Wikipedia