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- n. Plural form of weir.
“Water delivered in a canal can also be measured with devices called weirs which require precision construction, calibration, and measuring. 16 Less accurate, but also inexpensive and easier, is the float method, in which the area of cross section of the canal (A in m2) is multiplied by the velocity of water (V in m/sec) to obtain flow (Q in liters/sec): 17”
“Oysters and crabs and such fish as they take in their weirs is their best relief.”
“But for these they made weirs, that is, a hedge of small rived sticks or reeds of the thickness of a man's finger.”
“They're caught using structures called weirs, which workers construct from aluminum pickets.”
“Natural or man-made cascades, such as weirs and spillways provide potential breeding sites for simuliid blackflies.”
“To accomplish flocculation, mixing is necessary and may be accomplished hydraulically, in turbulent flow conditions at specially made structures such as weirs or "flocculation chambers", or at the suction side of the pump; it can also be accomplished mechanically (manually or with paddles, rakes, turbines, propellers, etc.).”
“He visits all the towns and villages along the river from Oxfordshire to London and describes the magnificent royal residences, as well as the bridges and docks, locks and weirs, found along its 215-mile run.”
“So they turned to unrestrained terror: attacking villages, preferably at dawn and during foul weather, when Native Americans were most vulnerable; indiscriminately slaughtering elders, women, and children; undermining the foundations of Native society by destroying lodging, food, crops, and fishing weirs, causing death from exposure and starvation; scalping and raping; pursuing fugitives ruthlessly; executing or enslaving captives.”
“Look now for the weirs built to provide a steady flow, and the mill races diverting that flow to the mill wheel.”
“Remind me: are the locks and weirs of the Panama Canal still working?”
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