- n. Plural form of sounding.
“Two previous faults had been discovered -- the first in soundings of about 1000 yards, and the second in about 4100 yards -- and had been successfully recovered and made good; and in the first case ten miles, and in the second two miles and a half, of cable were hauled in.”
“The two atmospheric profiles above, also referred to as soundings, show the typical freezing rain structure on the left compared with, on the right, what was actually observed last night at 5:00 p.m.”
“The sun was rising higher; the man on the bow was calling his soundings and the world glided past us.”
“The GPS readings, called soundings, will form a vertical profile of the atmosphere from 500 meters to 60 kilometers.”
“They hauled the ship to safety, the leadsman calling the soundings, and when Brock was sure that they were safe, he ordered the anchor let go.”
“Here we have a sailor in the act of heaving the lead, or taking soundings, which is a thing extremely necessary to be done when a ship is approaching the shore, as there is great danger of her running on a sand-bank or striking on a sunken rock.”
“Nay, even the soundings are the same upon the same spots in both plans, being forty-five fathoms between the two capes, before the entrance of the bay; sixteen fathoms farther in, where the shores begin to contract; and eight fathoms up, near the bottom of the harbour.”
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“Our soundings was a little irregular, from 12 to 4 fathoms, which caused me to send a Boat ahead to sound.”
“The Elizabethan stage relied greatly upon the aid of trumpets, cornets, &c., for the "soundings" which announced the commencement of the prologue, and for the "alarums" and "flourishes" which occurred in the course of the representation.”
“If it were a fancy, it was far from being a pleasant one; and I gave over my "soundings" with a considerable feeling of uneasiness.”
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