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How to use sinkhole in a sentence
One of the possibilities that must be taken into consideration is whether a sinkhole or some type of collapse happened under the building, he said, but added that this area hasn’t been known for sinkholes.
A search of the Florida Geologic Survey’s site for sinkhole reports in the area of the condo’s address on Collins Avenue yields no results.
“About 20 feet down is limestone but that’s not an area that has had any sinkholes that I’m aware of,” he said.
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Without access to the sinkhole, crime and poverty would increase.
Of course, the surge in sinkhole claims may not be purely natural.
LRE is a founding member of the Florida Association of sinkhole Stabilization Specialists.
Nothing serves as a metaphor for Florida randomness quite like a sinkhole.
Had they all been paid, the 25,000 sinkhole claims filed between 2006 and 2010 would have cost $1.4 billion.
Insurance firms typically pick up the hefty bills for sinkhole remediation.
It was a little after noon, and the boys were eating dinner at the camp set up close to the creek at sinkhole cabin.
Sudden permitted himself a snort, probably in agreement with Bill's statement that things were "gummed up" at sinkhole.
Gliding parallel with a dry tributary of sinkhole Creek, the plane side-slipped and came perilously close to disaster.
For there was water much nearer Tucker Bly's range, which was to the east of sinkhole.
He had dared to assume that his presence there at sinkhole was necessary to the welfare of the Rolling R!
British Dictionary definitions for sinkhole
Also called (esp Brit): swallow hole a depression in the ground surface, esp in limestone, where a surface stream disappears underground
a place into which foul matter runs
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Scientific definitions for sinkhole
A natural depression in a land surface formed by the dissolution and collapse of a cavern roof. Sinkholes are roughly funnel-shaped and on the order of tens of meters in size. They generally occur in limestone regions and are connected to subteranean passages. Also called sink See more at karst topography.
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