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Word: rubble

Definition: fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)


Sentences Containing 'rubble'

A later expedition led by General Bronevsky excavated rubble and found many interesting artifacts, which were passed on to the Museum of Semipalatinsk.
A rubble trench foundation with a concrete grade beam isw not recommended for earthquake prone areas.
After the closure of the tip, the area was reclaimed by placing layers of soil and building rubble over the refuse dump to create the present parkland profile.
All work removing rubble from the place was halted.
As the Thrill Seekers agents try to escape they are buried under the rubble as some explosives go off.
Because the radiation levels were too high all work to remove rubble was done by remote control.
Bystanders immediately rushed to free the dead and wounded from the rubble.
Chief Petty Officer Sergey Rozhenko found Worf in the rubble and took him in after failing to find any living relatives.
For a bulk density in the range 1–2 g/cm3 the porosity is in the range 36–68%, again confirming that the object is a rubble pile.
For example, 22 Kalliope has an accurately known density that is far too low for a solid metallic object or even a metal rubble pile: a rubble pile of iron-nickel metal would need about 70% porosity which is inconsistent with packing considerations.
Gaps between walls were packed with rubble, forming the wall's core.
Gen is protected from the flash because he was bent down on the other side of a stone wall, but is blown back by the shock wave, and is buried under some rubble.
In the 17th century, maintenance of the Cattewater required annual removal of silt and rubble which was dumped on the south side of Mount Batten.
It consists of regular layers of carefully cut rubble stone, thus giving the work a stylistically admirable homogeneity and unity.
It is almost rectangular in shape, having four gates piercing the surrounding mammoth wall made of brick, rubble and earth.
It is built from rubble masonry with a slate roof.
It was one of the cycle of Rubble films made in the wake of Germany's defeat during World War II.
Its depth range is from the lower intertidal zone to the shallow subtidal zone and it lives on rock rubble, oyster beds, soft sediments, and mangroves.
Jens Kristensen, senior humanitarian officer for the UN was rescued by a Fairfax, Virginia team after five days trapped in the rubble.
Lady Elliot Island first appeared above sea level around 1500 BC as a coral rubble spit.
Lodge Master Paul Hanson was moved, and died in the rubble of his prison, during an Allied air bombardment on Essen, on March 26, 1944.
Many affluxes brought huge masses of rubble from the eastern mainland and formed a multilayer seafloor, which had a rich flora and fauna.
Other Delft tiles were found in rubble inside the house.
Other rescue groups assisted with removing debris and rubble left after the siege.
Police officers and fire fighters from all around the county converged on the scene and spent hours digging through the rubble for survivors.
Rubble Glacier is referred to as "Man Pack Glacier" in scientific reports of the early 1960s, but is now descriptively referred to as Rubble Glacier or sometimes as "Louis Glacier".
St Grwst's is constructed in rubble stone with limestone dressings.
St Thomas' Church is built of sandstone rubble and its roofs are slate.
The body of a 30-year-old guest was found later in the rubble.
The church is built from rubble masonry, dressed with limestone; the roof is made from slate, with a stone bellcote at the west end and a bell dating from 1668.
The church is constructed in stone rubble with ashlar dressings, and has slate roofs.
The church is constructed mainly in flint rubble, with the south and east sides rendered.
The columns are made of stacked uneven cut stones arranged in a column in order to fill the column with rubble.
The light-coloured lime of the White Jurassic was a popular building material for houses (burnt lime) and for road construction (rubble).
The parish church of St Mary and St John is a medieval flint and rubble church in the early-English style.
The rubble trench foundation, an ancient construction approach popularized by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is a type of foundation that uses loose stone or rubble to minimize the use of concrete and improve drainage.
The tops of the mounds have living stands of Lophelia and blocky rubble (interpreted as coral debris).
The tower is in flint and brick rubble, with the top stage in orange brick.
The trench is then filled with either screened stone (typically 1-1/2") or recycled rubble.
The two-storey building's exterior is constructed of coursed rubble with quoins.
The wall was built on top of a foundation made of sunken hulks, filled with rubble.
The walls are of local rubble stone with dressings of the same material. The roofs are tiled, lead and stone slates.
The walls are of rubble-stone construction and covered in plaster, topped by battlements, and the overall appearance is that of fortress.
The wharf has been reduced to rubble by southerly swells, and only a few boats use the small harbour.
There were continuities with pre-Reformation materials, with some churches using rubble for walls, as at Kemback in Fife (1582).
These substructures are made of limestone blocks and rubble with column bases.
They were the ones – not us – who reduced Tskhinvali to rubble."
To construct a rubble trench foundation a narrow trench is dug down below the frost line.
Video images made by a subcontractor, filming the destroyed building and preparing to remove rubble from the place, showed some vapors rising, but it was unclear where it came from.
Within an hour the fort's east face was reduced to rubble and its artillery silenced.

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