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dredge 1

 (drĕj)
n.
1. Any of various machines equipped with scooping or suction devices and used to deepen harbors and waterways and in underwater mining.
2. Nautical A boat or barge equipped with a dredge.
3. An implement consisting of a net on a frame, used for gathering shellfish.
v. dredged, dredg·ing, dredg·es
v.tr.
1. To clean, deepen, or widen with a dredge.
2. To bring up with a dredge: dredged up the silt.
3. To come up with; unearth: dredged up bitter memories.
v.intr.
To use a dredge: dredging for alluvial gold.

[Middle English dreg- (in dreg-boat, boat for dredging); akin to ; akin to Old English dragan, to draw.]

dredge 2

 (drĕj)
tr.v. dredged, dredg·ing, dredg·es
To coat (food) by sprinkling with a powder, such as flour or sugar.

[From obsolete dredge, a sweetmeat, from Middle English dragge, from Old French dragie, alteration of Latin tragēmata, confectionary, from Greek, pl. of tragēma, sweetmeat; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]
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dredging

(ˈdrɛdʒɪŋ)
n
(Nautical Terms) the process of clearing a channel or harbour by using a dredge
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Translations

dredging

1 [ˈdredʒɪŋ] Ndragado m, obras fpl de dragado

dredging

2 [ˈdredʒɪŋ] N (Culin) → espolvoreado m
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dredging

1
nAusbaggern nt

dredging

2
n (Cook) → Bestreuen nt
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dredging

[ˈdrɛdʒɪŋ] ndragaggio
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Wasn't sure if it was part of the bucket dredge that ran some time ago or a different operation since it was quite a ways from the tailings left by the dredge.
For example, Yukon Gold successfully transformed itself from a gold mining to a tin mining company, in the process introducing the bucket dredge, which revolutionised the tin-mining industry.
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As the trench approached the hull, river mud that fell into the trench from under the fantail and around the propellers and shafts was raked by the drag bar and removed by the environmental bucket dredge.
The data include the winning bid, the government cost estimate, the number of bidders, the size category (small business; emerging small business, which are firms no larger than 50 percent of the size of the other firms with the same Standard Industrial Classification code; or large business), the type of dredge plant (bucket dredge or pipeline dredge), and the type of dredging service (maintenance dredging of new material dredging).
Typically, the East and West Calumet floodgates are dredged with a bucket dredge requiring two to three weeks.
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