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  • n. Plural form of boring.


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  • There have been certain borings made, but some say they are not sufficient, and I understand from Sir Wilfrid Laurier that he will undertake to see that that system of examination is completely carried out, with, the end, we hope, that in a short time the tunnel will be commenced.

    The Position of Prince Edward Island

  • A group of park advocates in the neighborhood flew into action in 2009 when Related began taking test borings on the site and told public officials that it planned to provide permanent affordable housing at the site.

    Residents Gird to Keep Park

  • There he was, with his love-world crashing around him, calmly considering dams and well-borings so that he might, in the years to come, plant more acorns.


  • No one knew how deep below it lay the bedrock, only that the trench, a primordial crevasse with hot springs discharging one-hundred-degree water and boulders twelve feet tall, was much deeper than anything hinted at by years of test borings.


  • Though he is a master prose stylist -- he speaks of a tarantula's "" measured octave tread '' and a villain's eyes "" like lead slag poured into borings to seal away something virulent or predacious '' -- McCarthy is best appreciated for his utter unpredictability.

    Brightening Western Star

  • Their presence can easily be detected by a quantity of turpentine mixed with borings issued from the tree trunk.

    Beachwood-in-the-Pines « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • A second option is called the closed loop vertical system, in which u-shaped sections of pipe are installed in borings drilled 150+ feet deep.

    Low Impact Living: Are Geothermal Heat Pumps For You?

  • Architects and engineers in Maine learn early about geology and glaciers -- if you want your buildings to stand the test of time, get a good set of test borings done on the site and a competent geotechnical report.

    More with the gray

  • They do quite genuinely tend to be the worst sort of borings prigs but I think they enjoy these qualities.

    Is the Labour Blogosphere About to Take Off?

  • History becomes a record of increasingly vast engineering undertakings, and cultivations, of the pursuit of minerals and of the first deep borings into the planet.

    The Shape of Things to Come


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