Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Provided with water, as a stratum which will yield an artesian flow or a series of springs.
- n. A journal-box having in the lower part a groove communicating with a pipe through which water under heavy pressure is admitted beneath the journal, which it. raises slightly from its bearings. As the journal revolves, the water flows in an ex ceedingly thin film or sheet between it and the bearings, forming a very efficient lubricant. See cut in next column. Also called
palier-glissantand hydraulic pivot.
“Gulfsands has announced that the first target reservoir in the Lambouka-1 exploration well offshore Tunisia appears to be water-bearing.”
“It's possible, experts say, that the water-bearing bombs were some type of comet or meteorite with just the right deuterium and gas ratios.”
“Still in early planning and fundraising stages, it will ultimately be a water-bearing hospital -- a convalescent home with liquid appointments.”
“As gases are released, they will waft into an adjoining chamber where lasers will determine the concentrations of water, carbon dioxide and water-bearing minerals in the Martian soil.”
“In Willett's skilled hands, digging for potash through the water-bearing Blairmore formation sounds like an adventure novel.”
“Contact springs are the most common and are found at the edge of the pan where water-bearing calcrete comes to an end and water flows out onto the surface because the underlying layers of clay are impermeable.”
“Greenhousing, house building, and golf courses are threatening important habitats and the fragile water balance of the ecoregion (water-bearing salinization).”
“Use of the term is often restricted to those water-bearing formations capable of yielding water in sufficient quantity to constitute a usable supply for people's uses.”
“This mosquito is strongly affected by ecological and human drivers, particularly the density of water-bearing containers, but is also influenced by climate, including variability in temperature, moisture and solar radiation.”
“The chemicals, among others, which have found their way down into the water-bearing rock, include nitrates from human waste, cyanide from industry, and pesticides sprayed by local farmers.”
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