ferro-concrete love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Reinforced concrete; steel-concrete. See concrete.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch. & Engin.) Concrete strengthened by a core or foundation skeleton of iron or steel bars, strips, etc. Floors, columns, piles, water pipes, etc., have been successfully made of it. Called also armored concrete steel, and most commonly reenforced concrete.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun concrete with metal and/or mesh added to provide extra support against stresses


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  • It proved inadequate for the expanding Goole population, so the simply gargantuan ferro-concrete tower was built next to it in 1926.

    Cool Goole No 2 Peter Ashley 2008

  • Somewhere down in the Sprawl's ferro-concrete roots, a train drove a column of stale air through a tunnel.

    Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth Boudreau Freret 2010

  • The tour starts at Michelin House, Fulham Road, the curiously delightful and beautifully restored former headquarters of the Michelin Tyre Company designed by the engineer François Espinasse in a flouncy art nouveau style that belies its radical ferro-concrete structure.

    Best of the London Festival of Architecture 2010

  • Then came pitch darkness as if the ferro-concrete hospital were an express train that had just rushed headlong into a tunnel. . .

    The Saint of Urakami 2006

  • He built the whole factory as a ferro-concrete steel-reinforced barge.

    Earthquake and adobe 2003

  • Main Entrance Hall and Lobby, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (built 1923): The main finish is Greenish tuff (volcanic rock) carved in geometric patterns, and yellow brick, while ferro-concrete is used to provide structural strength.

    Meiji Village Museum « Far Outliers 2004

  • Into an anonymous post-war building made of ferro-concrete, made up of usagigoya, tiny rabbit-hutch apartments.

    The White Ninja Lustbader, Eric 1990

  • Somewhere down in the Sprawl's ferro-concrete roots, a train drove a column of stale air through a tunnel.

    Neuromancer Gibson, William, 1948- 1984

  • The walls were gray ferro-concrete, interspersed with steel girders, half-emerged from the walls, like sentinels or bodybuilders.

    The Kaisho Lustbader, Eric 1983

  • The new weapon was a kind of amphibious ferro-concrete tank which could move through the sea under its own power and crawl clumsily ashore over flat beaches.

    Operation Sea Lion Wheatley, Ronald 1958


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