Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of using a dredge.
- n. The matter or material brought up by a dredge.
- v. present participle of dredge.
“He invented a mill for sawing marble, a machine for spinning flax, another for scooping out earth, called a dredging machine, and several kinds of canal boats.”
“The dredging was a test run for the far larger Phase 2 of the cleanup, which regulators want to start in 2011.”
“It's a pure case of data dredging, which is when statisticians take a huge compilation of data and manipulate the numbers to include only those which verify some hypothesis they set out to prove.”
“Sixty thousand cubic yards of silt and sand is to be removed in the inner-harbor dredging, which is expected to cost about $2 million.”
“Lawmakers may still say how money is budgeted generally for activities such as dredging, but by banning earmarks — specific projects funded as a result of lawmakers ' requests — they won ' t be able to direct cash to individual districts or states.”
“Bouchet said data was collected using both academic and traditional methods such as dredging and trawling, diving and deep-water nets which Panglao fishermen traditionally use.”
“The standardization of measurement is not well defined: The effect of counter measures such a dredging which is performed intensively in Holland is difficult to asses.”
“You may think it's just the return of the radical chic, but it's such an ambitious movie that it's a kind of dredging up of a part of history that was lost.”
“Usually when this happens in a large development part of the process to obtain zoning approval involves negotiating a conservation easement over the private submerged lands to make sure they are not destroyed through activities such as dredging or rows of docks.”
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