dredging-machine love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus for lifting mud and silt from the bottoms of rivers, harbors, canals, etc.


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  • Over this channel a bridge led into the town, and offered the convenient support of its parapet to the crowd of spectators who wished to inhale that powerful odor at their ease, and who hung there throughout the working-day; the working-day of the dredging-machine, that is.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Parallel with the railway was a channel where small fishing-craft lay, and where a leisurely dredging-machine was stirring up the depths in a stench so dire that I wonder we do not smell it across the Atlantic.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • In the Pyrrhaean Strait the clam was exterminated, partly by the dredging-machine used in their capture, and partly by long-continued droughts.

    The History of Animals

  • Of course, we all considered it lost -- all except Mr. Trelyon, who took the trouble to go at once all the way to Plymouth for a dredging-machine, and the following afternoon I was overjoyed to find him return with the lost ring, which I had scarcely dared hope to see again.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • She would not have written so calmly if she had foreseen the passion which her ingenuous story about the dredging-machine was destined to arouse.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • Well, I could see no reason why Captain Cook, if he made up his mind to repair his ship inland, couldn't have dredged out a channel to the place where the monument now stood, if he had a dredging-machine with him, and afterward fill it up again; for Captain Cook could do 'most anything, and nobody ever said that he hadn't a dredger along.

    Sailing Alone Around the World

  • Next evening the storm went down, and by mutual consent our mud-pilot left, taking passage in a passing river-craft, with his pay and our best advice, which was to ship in a dredging-machine, where his capabilities would be appreciated.

    Voyage of the Liberdade

  • _ Perhaps one of the young gentlemen would like a dredging-machine?

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 24, 1892

  • As the axle and the wheel go round, the pots on the cords are drawn over the wheel, and made to move in a circle like the buckets of a dredging-machine.

    Chatterbox, 1906

  • Sir C. Wyville Thomson found that the specimens of the fauna of the coast of Brazil, brought up in his dredging-machine, are similar to those of the western coast of Southern Europe.

    Atlantis : the antediluvian world


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