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  • n. Plural form of catch-basin.


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  • All three areas function as catch-basins for cold air during the winter and have lower minimum temperatures than Ecoregion 9e.

    Ecoregions of Oregon (EPA)

  • Melt-water running down the streets and carefully avoiding the catch-basins of The Sewer Project From Hell.

    Global warming

  • Bare grass showing in the lawns and lakes gathering around frozen catch-basins.

    Kiss the skiing goodbye

  • The connecting of the water pipes and the laying of the sewer was done by a local plumber for $50; the drain-pipe and sewer-pipe cost $112; and the three catch-basins, bricked up and covered with two-inch plank, cost $63.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • With catch-basins placed in the center of the blocks, or, if the blocks are long, at some distance from the crossing, the intersections can be kept relatively high and dry.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • It has been customary to locate catch-basins for receiving the surface water at street intersections.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • It was not as beautiful as on the occasion of my other visit; the projecting ledge of rock had little water dripping, and in the round catch-basins, which formerly were filled with fresh, clear water, there was scarcely any; on account of the unusual dryness, the ferns were wilted, and there was little of that beauty and freshness which so delighted me before.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

  • It consisted of enormous voids of stone catch-basins sometimes surrounded by stone posts, with monumental effrontery.

    Les Miserables, Volume V, Jean Valjean

  • He said two new biofilters in the Arena and Brewery districts will eliminate 99 percent of the hydrogen-sulfide gas that occasionally escapes from catch-basins on Downtown corners. RSS

  • Since firefighters declared containment in the Station Fire, crews have been rushing to remove extra debris from catch-basins designed to stop debris flows, Spencer said.

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