Inch of water

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a unit of measure of quantity of water, being the quantity which will flow through an orifice one inch square, or a circular orifice one inch in diameter, in a vertical surface, under a stated constant head; also called miner's inch, and water inch. The shape of the orifice and the head vary in different localities. In the Western United States, for hydraulic mining, the standard aperture is square and the head from 4 to 9 inches above its center. In Europe, for experimental hydraulics, the orifice is usually round and the head from

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There are able-bodied men here who work from early morning until late at night, in ice-cold cellars with a quarter of an inch of water on the floor--men who for six or seven months in the year never see the sunlight from Sunday afternoon till the next Sunday morning-- and who cannot earn three hundred dollars in a year.
This will vary depending on location, but for my area we received six one-hundredths of an inch over a period of eight days followed by Arthur who was kind enough to drop nine-tenths of an inch of water on us over an 11-hour rain event.
Then pour about an inch of water on top of the compound.
Every inch of water we lose for the 1,000-foot boats, is about 250 to 270 tons per inch of water," Weakley says.
The 47-year-old said: ``We only had an inch of water but as we deal with food, we have got to take every precaution from an environmental health point of view, before we can reopen.
For Lobster, bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large covered pot.
The ground floor flat was flooded by more than an inch of water which was cleared away by firefighters.
Clerk of the course, Michael Prosser, said: "Since Monday we have put two-thirds of an inch of water on the whole of the track down to the Cesarewitch start and it is on the good side of good to firm now.
Place them, no more than two layers deep, in a pan and cover them by about 1 inch of water.
Developed at the University of Nebraska, Buffalograss thrives on one-fourth of an inch of water per week once established.
A tenant's water pipes had blown and IQD's new 4,000-square-foot office was under more than an inch of water.
Richard Jackson was found dead, lying face down in an inch of water by a friend who went looking for him.