The alluvial platforms are of great extent, and so nearly level, that no terracing is required for purposes of irrigation.
But this method of terracing the hills is not to be considered, by any means, as a common practice in China.
The cultivation round this village was on a level plain without any terracing.
He spoke of the vineyards of Madeira where slopes as incorrigibly steep as these were redeemed by terracing.
The earlier treasury was probably destroyed either by earthquake or by the percolation of water through the terracing.
A striking feature of the farming is the manner of terracing the sides of the hills and mountains.
Because of the uneven floor and the terracing that was necessary, six distinct terrace levels resulted.
The terracing of all the hills is the most remarkable feature of Judean scenery.
Here we have coffee till the "terracing" is over: this is at about eight o'clock.
1510s, "gallery, portico, balcony," later "flat, raised place for walking" (1570s), from Middle French terrace, from Old French terrasse "platform (built on or supported by a mound of earth)," from Vulgar Latin *terracea, fem. of *terraceus "earthen, earthy," from Latin terra "earth, land" (see terrain). As a natural formation in geology, attested from 1670s.
terrace ter·race (těr'ĭs)
v. ter·raced, ter·rac·ing, ter·rac·es
To suture in several rows, as when closing a wound through a considerable thickness of tissue.