Origin of drainage
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Examples from the Web for drainage
It would only be a few more months before his boss Muammar would be shot while attempting to escape through a drainage pipe.How Goldman Sachs Rescued Libya
February 3, 2014
German planes landed in New Orleans to deliver food rations, as well as a team of drainage specialists.From Europe, A Muted Hurricane Sandy Response
November 2, 2012
During a morning press conference, Dormer said he believed that Gilbert most likely fell into a drainage ditch and drowned.Shannan Gilbert Body Likely Found, New York Police Say
December 13, 2011
Sixteen days later, his severed head was found in a drainage ditch miles from their home.John Walsh on the Revival of 'America’s Most Wanted' on Lifetime
December 2, 2011
Sin City has no jobs, and the newly homeless are living in drainage pipes.Can Celine Dion Save Vegas?
Tony Doukopil, Ramin Setoodeh
March 13, 2011
A complete system of drainage is needed to render the work complete.In the Heart of Vosges
But, as he turned, the drainage system that was robbing the field shut off.
Danger, from drainage of barns and barnyards, 137;from leachings from privies and cesspools, 138.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
A similar statement may be made with reference to drainage mistakes.
In order to guard against this mistake, have faith in drainage.
- the process or a method of draining
- a system of watercourses or drains
- liquid, sewage, etc, that is drained away
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Word Origin and History for drainage
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The removal of fluid or purulent material from a wound or body cavity.
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