Back filling

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Back filling (Arch) See under Back a.
    • Back filling (Arch) the mass of materials used in filling up the space between two walls, or between the inner and outer faces of a wall, or upon the haunches of an arch or vault.
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Quotations

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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    “This race is never grateful: from the first, One fills their cup at supper with pure wine, Which back they give at cross-time on a sponge, In bitter vinegar.”

Usage

In literature:

So to place a sail that the wind blows along it, neither filling nor backing.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
The boat, in fact, filled the small back court, leaving an alley-way scarcely more than two feet wide along either party-wall.
"Poison Island" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
I wasn't able to deliver the original until the Nadia came back from the foot of the pass in the evening to fill the engine tank.
"Empire Builders" by Francis Lynde
Even the wonder of the strange bearded white man hardly kept back the tears that filled their eyes.
"The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews
Marzio laughed hoarsely, and turned his back on the rest, beginning to fill his pipe at the chimney-piece.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
We had to come back and fill up the tank again, anyway.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
The trough was filled from a spring, back of the barn, the water running through a pipe.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus" by Laura Lee Hope
But the reverence for his sanctity dragged Cuthbert back to fill the vacant see of Lindisfarne.
"History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Anyhow, the pail had no water in it, so I dipped it into the spring to fill it, and came on back to tell you.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While" by Laura Lee Hope
Bristoll turned his face again to the interior, where a flood of sun from the broad window at the back filled the place with eastern light.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
She drags it back to her cave, and fills its breast with warm blood.
"Greek and Roman Ghost Stories" by Lacy Collison-Morley
Her head was thrown back, her dark eyes were filled with dislike.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
A barn filled with hay and containing horses and cows stood at a proper distance back.
"Added Upon" by Nephi Anderson
A considerable amount of the rock excavation was broken up and used for back-fill.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by B.F. Cresson, Jr
She had chairs with real backs, a table, and a big chest filled with clothes.
"Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance" by Frances Cavanah
Drunk as he was, filled with a drunkard's courage, Umballa started back.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Mix and then fill back into the whites of the eggs.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
A yolk portion of silk fills in the open neck and is sewed flatly underneath to the back.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884." by Various
They filled Arthur's baskets and trooped back to the shop.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
You who read will now come back to that snow-filled day in November.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
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In poetry:

A straw will crack
The camel's back,
To die we need but sip,
So little sand
As fills the hand
Can stop a steaming ship.
"Song: One Hard Look" by Robert Graves
But evermore he is looking back,
Whilst memory fills and thrills
With echoes of the herdsman's song
Among the morning hills.
"The Morning Hills" by Maurice Thompson
But when the years of youth have fled,
And life is fill'd with pain,
We think full oft of vanish'd years,
And wish them back again.
"To Miss -" by Thomas Frederick Young
I filled my wallet with white stones,
I took three foxgloves in my hand,
I slung my shoes across my back,
And so I went to fairyland.
"Modern Elfland" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Sing on, wild bird, thy wild glad song,
That fills our eyes with sudden tears,
While back upon the fancy throng
Memories of vanished years!
"The Skylark" by Cicely Fox Smith
This while back there is something wrong --
It may be that I miss the boys
Who filled the house the whole day long
With happy laughter and noise!
"The Mother of Three" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

CT scans of a 2,400-year-old female mummy revealed a tubular object embedded in its skull between the brain's left parietal bone and the resin filled back of the skull.
As Durwood Lewis scans his bookshelf filled with pictures, it's almost a glimpse back into military history.
Patchwork of fill-in linemen and backs get it done the old-fashioned way.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The winless Washington Wizards have waived Jannero Pargo and signed free-agent guard Shaun Livingston , bringing back a player they hope can help fill the void until John Wall returns from injury.
The winless Washington Wizards waived Jannero Pargo and signed free-agent guard Shaun Livingston on Thursday, bringing back a player they hope can help fill the void until John Wall returns from injury.
As Filling Stations Run Out, Cars Back Up.
Patchwork of fill-in linemen and backs get it done the old-fashioned way.
Back when I was randy teenager this would have seemed like an impossible dream-come-true, but now that I'm thirty-seven-and my wife and I are still trying to fill our empty nursery-it's a bit soul-crushing.
Carlyle Plaza is slowly filling back up, and there are more queries about leasing shop space as of late TIM VIZER — tvizer@bnd.com Buy Photo.
Carlyle Plaza is slowly filling back up, and there are more queries about leasing shop space as of late TIM VIZER — tvizer@bnd.com.
California gas prices are plunging from record highs set two weeks ago as refineries come back on line, motorists drive less and the cheaper winter blend of fuel reaches neighborhood filling stations.
There are gray-haired and grouchy hippies in tie-dye shirts, bartenders with straw hats, and small tables filled with people who consider the laid-back place their living room.
In a world filled with bath salts and Jerry Sandusky it's nice to know a guy can kick back and relax with other dudes dressed as their favorite "My Little Pony " characters, right.
I-70 EXIT 127, NORTHWEST KANSAS Motoring deeper into the Sunflower State, we drought-chasers are filling the back seat with some local newspapers along the way.
You know you should start laying the groundwork for what's coming, and filling the pipeline back up, but you just don't have a second to spare.
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In science:

Stages 2 and 3 are at 77 K, while stage 4 is for the period of stopping filling the LN2, in which the temperature relaxes back to 300 K.
Cooling effect in emissions of 103mRh excited by bremsstrahlung
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