- (of a charge) represented palewise: a sword erect.
- (of an animal or part of an animal) represented upright: a boar's head erect.
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The government said the legislation aims to stop the EU erecting trade barriers between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland if no agreement can be reached on future arrangements for the region.Biden warns U.K. that peace in Northern Ireland must not become a “casualty” of Brexit|kdunn6|September 17, 2020|Fortune
It would require the region to erect multiple new electric transmission lines through San Diego Gas and Electric territory to power the pumps that get the water where it would need to go.The Water Authority Is Resurrecting Its Pipe Dream – Again|MacKenzie Elmer|September 1, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Like one of Jim Henson’s darker creations, this was a goblin bird with mottled brown feathers puffed out, back hunched, and ear tufts erect and menacing.The quest to snare—and save—the world’s largest owl|Jonathan Slaght|August 28, 2020|Popular Science
It was where people lived and feasted while they erected Stonehenge.
The original metaphor was: erect a wall to keep the garden of the church free from the wilderness of politics.
In fact, the effort to erect the Obamacare infrastructure is creating a large number of private-sector positions.Technology Firms Staff Up to Build Health-Insurance Exchanges|Miranda Green|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After a while, it will seem natural to erect a canopy to shield the worshipers from the elements.
Carroll hopes to erect a plaque in her former home and at the hotel where she also lived.Meet America’s Indiana Jones: Andrew Carroll Searches for Forgotten History Across the U.S.|Nina Strochlic|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Netanyahu has pledged to erect a similar barrier along the Syrian frontier, with changes to suit the topography.
If they could not make such a peace, they were to erect a fort on the Rappahannock River or between it and the York.Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660|Wilcomb E. Washburn
His tall, straight form, erect and slim, swung toward them over the ice.
These last combine the erect bush-like habit of growth with the dwarfness of the Cupid.
Simcoe is going to erect a fort in our territories, and the President has declared that he will repel the attempt.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Elsa held the central place, and her little head was erect and proud.The King's Mirror|Anthony Hope