“Their Heads, which decorate our levee, all the way up the coast… look like crows sitting on long poles,” wrote one traveler.
Only when government scientists determine there is a risk of flooding will the middle of the levee be put in place.
The Republican governor criticized the suit as beyond the authority of the levee board and is calling for it to be dropped.
Mounting a levee heading north, Fobb suddenly stops dead, bringing his finger to his lips to silence us.
The levee on the opposite side of the bayou might shelter sharpshooters, but not a column.
I could see the houses toppling over, half a mile from the levee.
He was in a terrible passion, and I dreaded the moment when the levee was to open.
I saw the two men struggling in the water at some distance from the levee.
The Big Four levee, which protected the "drainage district," went out on April 1st.
I rang the speed-bell as soon as I felt that we were fairly through the cut in the levee.
1719, "natural or artificial embankment to prevent overflow of a river," from New Orleans French levée "raising, lifting; embankment," from French, originally fem. past participle of lever "to raise," from Latin levare "to raise" (see lever).
"morning assembly held by a prince or king (upon rising from bed)," 1670s, from French lever "a raising," noun use of verb meaning "to raise" (see levee (n.1)).