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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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At the same time, maintenance and refurbishment of the older wharves was carried out as was dredging by the bucket dredger "William Price" newly acquired to deal with the problem of siltation.
O&K introduced the first bucket dredger in 1901, made completely out of wood.
The Indonesian shipyard has also had gained experience to building special type ships like Fast Patrol Boas of 57 m/ 400T30 knots, Tin Bucket Dredger of 12,000 T, Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger of 1,500 DWT, Multi-purposed Passengers Trailers Ro-Ro Ferry of 18,900 GT for export, floating docks 5,000 Tlc.
The new ship replaces the bucket dredger Mersey Mariner, which was owned by Mersey Docks & Harbour Co and was sold to Belem, Brazil, last summer.