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levee -- as in: want a higher levee
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Leaves of Grass
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  • He says indifferently and alike How are you friend? to the President at his levee, And he says Good-day my brother, to Cudge that hoes in the sugar-field, And both understand him and know that his speech is right.
  • …in the race, The western turkey-shooting draws old and young, some lean on their rifles, some sit on logs, Out from the crowd steps the marksman, takes his position, levels his piece; The groups of newly-come immigrants cover the wharf or levee, As the woolly-pates hoe in the sugar-field, the overseer views them from his saddle, The bugle calls in the ball-room, the gentlemen run for their partners, the dancers bow to each other, The youth lies awake in the cedar-roof’d garret and…
  • …gutting, the cutter’s cleaver, the packer’s maul, and the plenteous winterwork of pork-packing, Flour-works, grinding of wheat, rye, maize, rice, the barrels and the half and quarter barrels, the loaded barges, the high piles on wharves and levees, The men and the work of the men on ferries, railroads, coasters, fish-boats, canals; The hourly routine of your own or any man’s life, the shop, yard, store, or factory, These shows all near you by day and night—workman! whoever you are,…

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  • Residents are working to fortify levees in expectation of heavy flooding tomorrow.
  • In about 100 years, the city will need higher levees because of global warming.

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