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levee -- as in: want a higher levee
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  • As she climbed along the banks of the dark river Carol listened to its fables about the wide land of yellow waters and bleached buffalo bones to the West; the Southern levees and singing darkies and palm trees toward which it was forever mysteriously gliding; and she heard again the startled bells and thick puffing of high-stacked river steamers wrecked on sand-reefs sixty years ago.

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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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