Dam Sentence Examples
The rest was blocked, as if a dam was placed there.
Dolokhov who was in the midst of the crowd forced his way to the edge of the dam, throwing two soldiers off their feet, and ran onto the slippery ice that covered the millpool.
The dam differs in shape according to the nature of particular localities.
She clamped a hand over her mouth to dam the frustration.
Soon after this the courageous explorer Arnaud discovered the ancient Mariab, the royal city of the Sabaeans, and at great risk copied fifty-six inscriptions and took a plan of the walls, the dam, and the temple to the east of the city.Advertisement
The length of the dam is about 6400 ft.
It provides for a dam across Owl Creek 6500 ft.
On the following day the dam which closed the canal of Cairo was cut with much ceremony.
This seemed all the more evident, as at that time financial reasons made the construction of a costly Nile dam out of the question.
The site selected for the great Nile dam was at the head of the First Cataract above Assuan.Advertisement
The top width of the dam is 23 ft., the bottom width at the deepest part about 82 ft.
On the left flank of the dam there is a canal, provided with four locks, each 262 by 31 ft.
Protective works downstream of the dam were completed in 1906 at a cost of about £E304,000.
It had been at first intended to raise the dam to a height which would have involved the submergence, for some months of every year, of the Philae temples, situated on an island just upstream of the dam.
In 1907, however, it was decided to carry out the plan as originally proposed and raise the dam 26 ft.Advertisement
Its upper waters are now stemmed by a masonry dam 178 ft.
Large quantities of this syenite were used in building the Assuan dam (1898-1902).
A pillar of earth before the dam is called the Bride of the Nile, and Arab historians relate that this was substituted, at the Moslem conquest, for a virgin whom it was the custom annually to sacrifice, to ensure a plentiful inundation.
The governor of Cairo attended the ceremony, with the cadi and, others, and gave the signal for the cutting of the dam.
Of these the most notable was the construction (1898-1902) of the Assuan dam, which by bringing more land under cultivation permanently increased the resources of the country and widened the area of taxation.Advertisement
On the 17th of August 1805 the dam of the canal of Cairo was to be cut, and some chiefs of Mehemet Alis party wrote, informing them that he would go forth early on that morning with most of his troops to witness the ceremony, inviting them to enter and seize the city, and, to deceive them, stipulating for a certain sum of money as a reward.
The dam, however, was cut early in the preceding night, without any ceremony.
The Union gunboats, which had passed up the river toward Shreveport at high water, were caught in its decline above the falls at Alexandria, but they were saved by a splendid piece of engineering (a dam at the falls), constructed by Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Bailey (1827-1867), who for this service received the thanks of Congress and the brevet of brigadier-general of volunteers.
The completion of the Assuan dam by ensuring a fuller supply of water enabled 20,000 acres of land, previously unirrigated and untaxed, to be brought under cultivation in the three years 1903-1905.
This canal provides, with the Illinois & Michigan canal and the Illinois river, an improved waterway from Chicago to the Mississippi river, and greatly increases the commercial and industrial importance of the "twin cities" of Sterling and Rock Falls, where the Rock river is dammed by a dam nearly 1500 ft.Advertisement
By means of a dam across the Ternay, an affluent of the D€ome, to the north-west of the town, a reservoir is provided, in which an additional supply of water, for both industrial and domestic purposes, is stored.
A few years later a Calvinistic university was formed through his instrumentality at Amster dam, and he himself became professor of theology.
On the 31st of May 1889, during a heavy rainfall, the dam gave way and a mass of water 20 ft.
A broad strip of park lands lies between them, through which runs the river Torrens, crossed by five bridges and greatly improved by a dam on the west of the city.
This provides for a storage reservoir, controlled by Shoshone dam on Shoshone river, about 8 m.
Near Douglas, in Converse county, there is a reinforced concrete dam, impounding the waters of Laprele Creek, to furnish water for over 30,000 acres, and power for transmitting electricity.
The Carlsbad reservoir and diverting dam in Eddy county and the Rio Hondo canals and reservoir in Chaves county were completed in 1907 and are capable of supplying water to tracts of 20,000 and 10,000 acres respectively.
A dam erected a few miles below that lake, with a storage of nearly io,000 million cub.
The most ancient irrigation work is a massive dam of unhewn stone, 1080 long, and from 40 to 60 ft.
It has also been encircled with a strong dam in order to protect it from floods.
The river is rendered navigable by a large dam and crossed by a fine bridge which leads to the suburb of La Madeleine.
The town has suffered much from the periodical breaking of the Hindieh dam and the consequent deflection of the waters of the Euphrates to the westward, as a result of which at times the Euphrates at this point has been entirely dry.
Another important undertaking begun about the same time was the throwing of an East Indian weir dam (the only one in the United States) across the Colorado near Yuma, and the confinement of both sides of the lower Gila and Colorado with levees.
The dam locks a narrow canyon.
More recent research, however, seems to have established the derivation from Wehr, dam.
Two miles up the river is the Hen Island dam, which, with the Mishawaka hydraulic dam nearer the city, is the source of much of the power used by the city's manufactories.
Its harbour has a total length on the three rivers of 27.2 m., and an average width of about woo ft., and has been deepened by the construction (in 1877-1885) of the Davis Island dam, by dredging, under a federal project of 18 9 9.
The site of the city being originally a peat bog, the foundations of the houses have to be secured by driving long piles (4-20 yds.) into the firm clay below, the palace on the Dam being supported on nearly 14,000 piles.
The Dam is the vital centre of Amsterdam.
In the middle of the Dam stands a monument to those who fell in the Belgian revolution of 1830-1831, and called the Metal Cross after the war medals struck at that time.
The new exchange (1901) is a striking building in red brick and stone, and lies a short distance away between the Dam and the fine central station (1889).
In 1240 Giesebrecht III., son of the builder of the castle, constructed a dam to keep out the sea.
Until recent years the supposed inheritance of characters acquired by a dam from one or more of her former mates was usually designated by breeders "throwing back"; by physiologists, "infection of the germ," or simply "infection."
Whatever may have been the views of stockowners in the remote past, it is certain that during the middle ages the belief in "infection" was common amongst breeders, and that during the last two centuries it met with the general approval of naturalists, English breeders being especially satisfied of the fact that the offspring frequently inherited some of their characters from a former mate of the dam, while both English and Continental naturalists (apparently without putting the assertions of breeders to the test of experiment) accounted for the "throwing back" by saying the germ cells of the dam had been directly or indirectly "infected" by a former mate.
The result was five pups, which have grown into handsome hounds without the remotest suggestion of the previous Dalmatian mate of their dam.
All the pure-bred pups were typical terriers, and evidence of their dam having escaped infection is the fact that three of them proved noted prize-winners.
In considering telegony it should perhaps be mentioned that some breeders not only believe the dam is liable to be "infected" by the sire, but also that the sire may acquire some of the characteristics of his mates.
Above the dam the Nile presents the appearance of a vast lake.
To have set a dam against this process with the whole force of a mighty personality constitutes the importance of Athanasius in the world's history.
In 1886 the Pantano, which was one of the largest of European reservoirs, being formed by a dam Boo ft.
The history of Mecca is full of the record of these inundations, unsuccessfully combated by the great dam drawn across the valley by the caliph Omar (Kutbeddin, p. 76), and later works of Mandi.5 The fixed population of Mecca in 1878 was estimated by Assistant-Surgeon `Abd el-Razzaq at 50,000 to 60,000; there is a large floating population - and that not merely at the proper season of pilgrimage, the pilgrims of one season often beginning to arrive before those of the former season have all dispersed.
As an example, assume that we can conveniently construct a reservoir to contain, in addition to bottom water not to be used, 200,000 gallons for each acre of the watershed above the point of interception by the proposed dam.
It is not always possible to prevent any leakage whatever through the strata below the bottom or beyond the ends of the trench, but it is always possible to render such leakage entirely harmless to the work above it, and to carry the water by relief-pipes to visible points at the lower toe of the dam.
At the East Canon Creek dam, Utah, the height of which is about 6r ft.
On the Titicus, a tributary of the Croton river, an earthen dam was completed in 1895, with a concrete core wall zoo ft.
The next class of dam to be considered is that in which the structure as a whole is so bound together that, with certain reservations, it may be considered as a monolith subject chiefly to the overturning tendency of waterpressure resisted by the weight of the structure itself and the supporting pressure of the foundation.
If such a dam is sufficiently strong, and is built upon sound and moderately rough rock, it will always be incapable of sliding.
As the density of the heaviest rocks is only 3, that of a masonry dam must be below 3, and in practice such works if well constructed vary from 2.2 to 2.6.
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A minimum thickness must safety be adopted to give substance to the upper part; and where the dam is not used as a weir it must necessarily rise several feet above the water, and may in either event have to carry a roadway.
The upper part of the dam having been designed in the light of these conditions, the whole process of completing the design is simple enough when certain hypotheses have been adopted, though somewhat laborious in its more obvious form.
One such assumption is that, if the dam is well built, the intensity of vertical pressure will (neglecting local irregularities) vary nearly uniformly from face to face along any horizontal plane.
These general principles were recognized by Messrs Graeff and Delocre of the Ponts et Chaussees, and about the year 1866 were put into practice in the Furens dam near St Etienne.
It is very doubtful whether this pressure is ever reached, but such a limit rather than that of the vertical stress must be considered when the height of a dam demands it.
After Rankine, a French engineer, Bouvier, gave the ratio of the maximum stress in a dam to the maximum vertical stress as 1 to the cosine squared of the angle between the vertical and the resultant which, in dams of the usual form, is about as 13 is to 9.
In view of the irregular forms and the uncertainties of the nature of the materials at the foundation, the law of uniformly varying stress was not applicable to the base of the dam.
So far we have only considered water-pressure against the reservoir side of the dam; but it sometimes happens that the water and earth pressure against the outer face is considerable enough to modify the lower part of the section.
In the construction of the Vyrnwy masonry dam Portland cement concrete was used in the joints.
Any stone of which it is desirable to build a masonry dam would certainly pcssess.
Silurian formation, used' in the case of the Vyrnwy dam, had an ultimate crushing strength of from 700 to 1000 tons per sq.
It is clear that the material upon which any high masonry dam is founded must also have a large factor of safety against crushing under the greatest load that the dam can impose upon it, and this consideration unfits any site for the construction of a masonry dam where sound rock, or at least a material equal in strength to the strongest shale, cannot be had; even in the case of such a material as shale the foundation must be well below the ground.
Such stones may be of any size subject to each of them covering only a small proportion of the width of the structure (in the Vyrnwy dam they reached 8 or 10 tons each), and the spaces between them, where large enough, must be similarly built in with smaller, but always the largest possible, stones; spaces too small for this treatment must be filled and rammed with concrete.
Generally speaking, in the excavations for the foundations springs are met with; these may be only sufficient to indicate a continuous dampness at certain beds or joints of the rock, but all such places should be connected by relief drains carried to visible points at the back of the dam.
It should be impossible, in short, for any part of the rock beneath the dam to become charged with water under pressure, either directly from the water in the reservoir or from higher places in the mountain sides.
For similar reasons care must be taken to ensure that the structure of the water face of the dam shall be the least permeable of any part.
In the case of the Neuadd dam this difficulty was met by deliberately omitting the mortar in transverse joints at regular intervals near the top of the dam, except just at their faces, where it of course cracks harmlessly, and by filling the rest with asphalt.
Serious movement from expansion and contraction does not usually extend to levels which are kept moderately damp, or to the greater mass of the dam, many feet below high-water level.
The first masonry dam of importance constructed in Great Britain was that upon the river Vyrnwy, a tributary of the Severn, in connexion with the Liverpool water-supply (Plate I.).
As this dam is about 1180 ft.
Its construction drew much attention to the subject of masonry dams in England - where the earthwork dam, with a wall of puddled clay, had hitherto been almost universal - and since its completion nine more masonry dams of smaller size have been completed.
In connexion with the Elan and Claerwen works, in Mid-Wales, for the supply of Birmingham, six masonry dams were projected, three of which are completed, including the Caban Goch dam, 590 ft.
The latter dam is curved in plan, the radius being 740 ft.
In 1892 the excavation was begun for the foundations of a masonry dam across the Croton river, in connexion with the supply of New York.
The length of this dam from rock to rock at the overflow level is about 1500 ft.
The water face, over the maximum depth at which that face cuts the rock foundations, is subject to a water-pressure of about 260 ft., while the height of the dam above the river bed is 163 ft.
An important feature in connexion with this dam is the nature of the foundation upon which it stands.
The Furens dam, already referred to as the earliest type of a scientifically designed structure of the kind, is subject to a pressure of about 166 ft.
The Bear Valley dam, California, is the most THE Vyrnwy Valley, Montgomeryshire, June 1888.
The dam was begun in 1883, with a base 20 ft.
This dam has been in satisfactory use since 1885, and the slight filtration through the masonry which occurred at first is said to have almost entirely ceased.
It is probably the only instance in which a masonry dam has slipped upon its foundations, and also the only case in which a masonry dam has actually overturned, while curiously enough there is every probability that the two circumstances had no connexion with each other.
The original section of the dam is shown by the continuous thick line in fig.
These precautions were perfectly effective in securing the safety of the dam up to the height to which the counterfort was carried.
As a consequence of this horizontal bending of the dam the vertical cracks shown in fig.
The line of pressures as generally given for this dam with the reservoir full, on the hypothesis that the density of the masonry was a little over 2, is shown by long and short dots in fig.
Materials actu ally collected from the dam indicate that the mean density did not exceed I.
This, if the dam had been thoroughly well constructed, either with hydraulic lime or Portland cement mortar, would have been easily borne.
But, as a matter of fact, the dam actually stood for about fifteen years.
It is known that more or less leakage took place through the dam, and to moderate this the water face was from time to time coated and repaired with cement.
Then, again, it must be remembered that although the full consequences of the facts described might arise in a section of the dam I ft.
By reason of the constantly changing temperatures and the frequent filling and emptying of the reservoir, expansion and contraction, which are always at work tending to produce relative movements wherever one portion of a structure is weaker than another, must have assisted the water-pressure in the extension of the horizontal cracks, which, growing slowly during the fifteen years, provided at last the area required to enable the intrusive water to overbalance the little remaining stability of the dam.
Before the valves in the dam were closed, the village of Llanwddyn, the parish church, and many farmsteads were demolished.
The fact that this valley is a post-Glacial lake-basin was attested by the borings and excavations made for the foundations of the dam.
The corporation have statutory power to raise the lake 50 ft., at which level it will have an available capacity of about 8000 million gallons; to secure this a masonry dam has been constructed, though the lake is at present worked at a lower level.
Where the dam is of masonry it may be used as a weir; but where earthwork is employed, the overflow, commonly known in such a case as the " bye-wash," should be an entirely independent work, consisting of a low weir of sufficient length to prevent an unsafe rise of the water level, and of a narrow channel capable of easily carrying away any water that passes over the weir.
The soil is very fertile, but since the dam over the Karun at Ahvaz was swept away and the numerous canals which diverted the waters of the river for irrigation became useless, a great part of the province is uncultivated, and most of the crops and produce depend for water on rainfall and wells.
The university is well-equipped with laboratories, the psychological laboratory, the laboratories of Sibley college and the hydraulic laboratory of the college of civil engineering being especially noteworthy; the last is on Fall Creek, where a curved concrete masonry dam has been built, forming Beebe Lake.
The tops of most of the buildings and the whole nucleus of the temple of Isis to the floor remained all the year round above the water level until the dam was raised another 26 ft.
Lyons, A Report on the Island and Temples of Philae (Cairo, 1896), with numerous plans and photographs; a seco!.d report, A Report on the Temples of Philae (1908), deals with the condition of the ruins as affected by the immersions occasioned by the filling of the Assuan dam; Baedeker's Egypt; and on the effects of the submersion, &c., reports in Annales du service des antiquite's, vols.
A dam between East Cambridge and Boston, traversed by a roadway 150 ft.
On the opposite side of the river, in addition to the cultivated portions of the bank, there is a large tract extending from south of Kuhak, or the Seistan dam (band), to the gravelly soil below the mountain ranges which separate Seistan from Baluchistan and Narmashir.
They are diverted by means of a large band or dam, known indifferently as the " Amir's," the Seistan " or the "Kuhak " band, It is constructed of horizontally laid tamarisk branches, earth and perpendicular stakes, and protected from damage by a fort on the left and a tower on the right bank of the river.
When the British arbitrator appeared on the scene in the beginning of 1872, though compelled to admit the shah's possession of what has been called " Seistan Proper," he could in fairness insist on the evacuation of Nad Ali, Kala Fath, and all places occupied on the right bank by Persian troops; and furthermore he left to the Afghans both sides of the river Helmund from the dam of Kuhak to its elbow west of Rudbar.
This was the resolution adopted by the Egyptian government to extend the great reservoir at the First Cataract by raising the height of the Aswan dam.
This was Roxana (1718) by the Bald Galloway, her dam sister to Chanter by the Akaster Turk, from a daughter of Leedes's Arabian and a mare by Spanker.
It is only necessary to trace carefully back the pedigree of most of the famous horses of early times to discover faults on the side of the dam-that is to say, the expression " dam's pedigree unknown," which evidently means of original or native blood.
Careless was by Spanker from a Barb mare, so that Childers's dam was closely in-bred to Spanker.
This at least is the generally accepted theory, although Eclipse's dam is said to have been covered by Shakespeare as well as by Marske.
His dam Spiletta was by Regulus, son of the Godolphin Barb, from Mother Western, by a son of Snake from a mare by Old Montague out of a mare by Hautboy, from a daughter of Brimmer and a mare whose pedigree was unknown.
Pot-8-os was the sire of Waxy (1790) out of Maria (1777) by Herod out of Lisette (1772) by Snap. Waxy, who has been not inaptly termed the ace of trumps in the Stud'-Book, begat Whalebone (1807), Web (1808), Woful (1809), Wire (1811), Whisker (1812), and Waxy Pope (1806), all but the last being out of Penelope (1798) by Trumpator (1782) from Prunella (1788) by Highflyer out of Promise by Snap, while Waxy Pope was out of Prunella, dam of Parasol (1800) by Pot-8-os.
Herod's dam was Cypron (1750) by Blaze (1733), son of Flying Childers.
Cypron's dam was Selima by Bethel's Arabian from a mare by Graham's Champion from a daughter of the Darley Arabian and a mare who claims Merlin for her sire, but whose mother's pedigree is unknown.
He died in 1780, and among other progeny left two famous sons, Woodpecker (1773), whose dam was Miss Ramsden (1760) by Cade, son of the Godolphin Barb, but descended also on the dam's side from the Darley Arabian and the Byerly Turk, and Highflyer (1774), whose dam was Rachel (1763) by Blank, son of the Godolphin Barb from a daughter of Regulus, also son of the Godolphin.
This mare was by Eclipse's son Alexander (1782) out of a mare by Highflyer (son of Herod) out of a daughter of Alfred, by Matchem out of a daughter of Snap. Bustard (1813), whose dam was a daughter of Shuttle, and his son Heron (1833), Sultan (1816) and his sons Glencoe (1831) and Bay Middleton (1833) and Middleton's sons Cowl (1842) and the Flying Dutchman (1846), Pantaloon (1824) and his son Windhound (1847), Langar (1817) and his son Epirus (1834) and grandson Pyrrhus the First (1843), are representatives of Castrel and Selim.
Highflyer is represented through his greatly esteemed son Sir Peter Teazle, commonly called Sir Peter (1784), whose dam was Papillon by Snap. Sir Peter had five sons at the stud, Walton (1790), Stamford (1794), and Sir Paul (1802) being the chief.
Comus was the sire of Humphrey Clinker (1822), whose son was Melbourne (1834), sire of West Australian (1850) and of many valuable mares, including Canezou (1845) and Blink Bonny (1854), dam of Blair Athol.
Beeswing, a brilliant public performer, gave birth to a good horse in Newminster; the same may be said of Alice Hawthorn, dam of Thormanby, of Canezou, dam of Fazzoletto, of Crucifix, dam of Surplice, and of Blink Bonny, dam of Blair Athol; but many of the greatest winners have dropped nothing worth training.
Queen Mary, who was by Gladiator out of a daughter of Plenipotentiary and Myrrha by Whalebone, when mated with Melbourne produced Blink Bonny (winner of the Derby and Oaks); when mated with Mango and Lanercost she produced Haricot, dam of Caller Ou (winner of the St Leger).
She also gave birth to Ayacanora by Birdcatcher, and to Araucaria by Ambrose, both very valuable brood mares, Araucaria being the dam of Chamant by Mortemer, and of Rayon d'Or by Flageolet, son of Plutus by Touchstone.
Manganese when mated with Rataplan threw Mandragora, dam of Apology, winner of the Oaks and St Leger, whose sire wasAdventurer, son of Newminster.
We append the pedigree of Blair Athol, winner of the Derby and St Leger in 1864, who, when subsequently sold by auction, fetched the then unprecedented sum of 12,000 guineas, as it contains, not only Stockwell (the emperor of stallions, as he has been termed), but Blink Bonny and Eleanor - in which latter animal are combined the blood of Eclipse, Herod, Matchem and Snap, - the mares that won the Derby in 1801 and 1857 respectively, as well as those queens of the stud, Eleanor's greatgranddaughter Pocahontas and Blink Bonny's dam Queen Mary.
Marib, the Sabaean capital, was celebrated for its great dam, built according to tradition by the Queen of Sheba, and the bursting of which in A.D.
Then the Band i Mizan and the great bridge were erected across the river and finally a dam was constructed across the Gerger canal, where is now the Pul i Bulaiti, so as to turn back the Karun into its original channel, but a later, by means of sluices and tunnels, the flow of water was regulated in such a manner that two-sixths of the water flowed east and four-sixths west of the town.
They are excessively shy and wary; young cubs are often captured by the hunters who have killed the dam, but all attempts to rear them have hitherto failed.
He paused, leaning against a concrete abutment, mesmerized by the never-ending torrent as it flowed over the edge of the dam.
Situated on south bank very near the dam wall.
Out of dam Rachels Glenda and by Ryedale Orion, she promises some excellent bloodlines.
The dam is probably the best site on the island to see long-legged buzzard at any time of year.
She has inherited her lovely nature from her dam who is a traditional calm cob.
So Adam plays viola dam plays viola da gamba, among other things, but he is also a very great engineer.
The rnam grangs min pa'i don dam is precisely unutterable and thus cannot be refuted by ultimate analysis.
A further threat comes from a proposal to construct a large dam.
A small army of laborers with horse-drawn carts built a dam, which extended 175 feet into the solid rock.
Another concern is the relocation of the people to be displaced by the dam.
The barrage traps high water creating a head of water, like a hydroelectric dam.
On 4th August, 1964, FBI agents found the bodies in an earthen dam at Old Jolly Farm.
The top of the submerged dam of Garreg-ddu can be seen under the bridge on the right in the picture above.
Further approvals will still be required, principally concerning the environmental impact, the tailings dam and detailed design.
The work included a massive new concrete foundation, hence the necessity to build the coffer dam.
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Environmental disasters continue to occur all over the world, with unnecessary and badly designed dam projects including desertification and many other evils.
These are mainly environmental and disrupt the ecosystem around the dam.
In 1955, the Alabama state government forcibly evacuated the town to make way for a dam.
A dam is built across a river to restrict the flow of water.
Only small differences in dystocia were recorded between the dam genotype groups.
In modern times their efforts have become more grandiose than ever, culminating in the Three Gorges Dam project on the Yangzi above Wuhan.
The cliffs reach up to 1,200 meters and even after the dam they remain hugely impressive.
Whilst this was happening the main wall of the dam collapsed revealing an enormous breach through which poured millions of gallons of water.
The giant blast wave hurled two of the German gunners from their towers, and they lay senseless on the crown of the dam.
The breached dam at the foot of the NW ridge was also an impressive sight, meriting a few photos.
The proposed Severn Barrage has sluices to allow water to enter the storage basin behind the dam.
The level of the mill dam has dropped and is now below the level of the old wheel sluice.
Only high winter floods crossed this spillway, which was a Roman dam protection device.
Exclusive Specification Rally Style front air dam lip spoiler designed by Peter Stevens.
Here we are in the blazing sunshine atop Hoover dam.
Whilst most areas have fished well, the dam and early peg numbers continue to fish best to both pole and float tactics.
Canceled nature reserve workday The practical volunteer workday due to take place at Adel Dam on Tuesday 1st August has been canceled.
It is by far the largest reservoir in the world, 2 yet 2 The dam is 1250 ft.
Nineveh, according to Herodotus, was besieged by Cyaxares and the Medes but saved by Madyes and the Scythians some twenty or more years before the Medes in alliance with Nabopolassar, king of Babylon, finally took it, c. 606 B.C. Much conjecture has been lavished upon the varying accounts which have reached us of the capture, but it seems probable that a heavy flood or the besiegers burst the great dam and while thus emptying the moats launched a flood against the west wall on the inside and thus breached the defences.
Waste weirs resemble ordinary solid weirs in providing for the surplus discharge from a reservoir of an impounded river or mountain stream over their crest; but in reality they form part of a masonry reservoir dam for storing up water for water-supply or irrigation, kept purposely lower than the rest of the dam to allow the excess of water to escape down the valley (see Water-Supply).
A dyke of syenite granite here crosses the valley, so hard that the river had nowhere scoured a deep channel through it, and so it was found possible to construct the dam entirely in the open air, without the r t000 Acres 1800 Acr s '?
Experiments with cats, rabbits, mice, with sheep and cattle, with fowls and pigeons, like the experiments with horses and dogs, fail to afford any evidence that offspring inherit any of their characters from previous mates of the dam; i.e.
There are many structures at present in existence bearing considerably greater loads than this, and the granite ashlar masonry of at least one, the Bear Valley dam in California, is subject to compressive stresses, reaching, when the reservoir is full, at least 40 to 50 tons per sq.
Any cracks were thus, no doubt, temporarily closed; and as the structure of the rest of the dam was porous, no opportunity was given for the percolating water to accumulate in the horizontal fissures to anything like the head in the reservoir.
The accumulations of rubbish on the island were cleared away and the walls and foundations of the stone buildings were all repaired and strengthened before the dam was completed.
His dam was sister to Miss Partner (1735) by Partner out of Brown Farewell by Makeless (son of the Oglethorpe Arabian) from a daughter of Brimmer out of Trumpet's darn, by Place's White Turk from a daughter of the Barb Dodsworth and a Layton Barb mare; while Brimmer was by D'Arcy's Yellow Turk from a royal mare.
Paynator was the sire of Dr Syntax (1811), who had a celebrated daughter called Beeswing (1833), dam of Newminster by Touchstone.
Via a water pumping station, the stony road leads to the dam with the railroad.
Work to discover and rectify the fault in the dam ran into a number of problems.
The dam was breached and the lake drained after the Civil War, as part of rendering the castle useless as a military stronghold.
This path drops down into the valley below the reservoir dam, which is currently being managed to allow the growth of native woodland.
The junction of the last two provided us with the opportunity of birding riverine habitats next to an old dam complex.
A sluice plate in the center of the dam can be raised to allow release of water.
The drama unfolds over a landscape under threat from a dam, which will submerge the area forever.
About 800 meters from the dam the waterworks road bridges Black Clough, at which point the reservoir bends round to the left.
White crowned black wheatear oenanthe leucopyga A new bird for most of the group seen at Philae and the High Dam.
The engineers were concerned about the structural integrity of the dam wall.
It is helpful to build a soil dam four to six inches high around the tree to prevent runoff and allow the roots to slowly take in water.
With hydropower, water is forced into a dam and then pushed through a large turbine that creates electricity.
By creating a dam, water can be directed to flow through turbines, which use the force of the water to create electricity.
The dentist will then insert a dental dam to protect your gums and other soft mouth tissue.
A dental dam is a device that protects the gums and soft tissue from exposure to the bleaching chemicals.
The dental dam can cause patients with a strong gag reflex some difficulty.
Aliens, star trek, the Hoover Dam, tigers, and any of the hundreds of other Vegas attractions could make wonderful themed party favors.
Many couples choose to wed in a helicopter above the Las Vegas Strip or as they tour above nearby locations like the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon or Valley of Fire.
The Grand Canyon Floor Helicopter Wedding involves a scenic tour of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon.
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If you see a litter on the vet's bulletin board you may be interested in, contact the vet to determine if the dam and sire were patients of the vet and whether the dogs were up-to-date on their shots.
So even if you cannot get specific information about the health of the puppies' dam and sire, the fact that the animals are seen by a veterinarian does say something about the care each puppy is given.
Be sure to ask questions regarding both the dam and sire, and ask to see shot records and other pertinent health information.
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Headquartered in Beaver Dam, Wisconson, this store has been in business since 1979.
Vitamin K was first discovered in 1929 by a Danish scientist, Henrik Dam, who noticed the coagulatory properties associated with specific blood chemistry.
Discovered in 1935 by Henrik Dam, vitamin K is a necessary part of any diet and there are fortunately many foods that contain it.
The flood, which occurred when a dirt dam collapsed, flooded the entire large town of Johnstown.
Once he decides you're the one he's been seeking, it's like the proverbial dam breaks loose and all those emotions and passion he's been holding at bay break free as he sweeps you off your feet.
It was used heavily during the creating of the Hetch-Hetchy dam.
Red Rock Canyon and its fantastic rock formations, the forbidding yet fascinating Death Valley, and Hoover Dam and adjacent Lake Mead are all within a short drive from Las Vegas.
Hoover Dam - Just 30 minutes from Las Vegas, Hoover Dam is one of the largest and most widely-recognized manmade wonders in the world.
Visitors can tour the inner workings of the dam, see a film about how the dam was constructed, and enjoy the beautiful Nevada scenery that surrounds the dam.
A large Oak tree had fallen across the creek in a narrow deep area, trapping debris in front of it to form a natural dam.
In the design of a structure such as a tall reservoir dam it is important that the line of thrust in the material should pass inside the core of a section, so that the material should not be in a state of tension anywhere and so liable to open and admit the water.
If the direction of motion makes an angle 0' with Ox, tan B' = d0 !dam _ ?xy 2 = tan 20, 0 =-10', (9) dy/ y and the velocity is Ua2/r2.
Iforsford thought were the remains of a Norse settlement in the 11th century, and which include a semicircular amphitheatre of six tiers or terraces which he thought was an assembly place, and a portion of a stone wall or dam.
North of Tanganyika the valley is suddenly interrupted by a line of ancient eruptive ridges, which dam back the waters of Lake Kivu, but have been recently cut through by the outlet of that lake, the Rusizi, which enters Tanganyika by several mouths at its northern end.
John Montgomerie Rip van Dam (Acting) William Cosby .
The great event they dwell on is the bursting of the dam of Ma'rib, which led to the emigration northwards of the Yemenite tribes.
The famous dam of Ma'rib and its sluices were the work of this ancient prince - structures which Arnaud in the 19th century found in the same state in which Hamdani saw them a thousand years ago.
The anicut or dam at Bezwada, begun in 1852, consists of a mass of rubble, fronted with masonry, 1240 yds.
The ordinary process before 1906 was to dam small streams and " coulees "(deep gulches in which water flows intermittently) and flood the surrounding country.
Banks thereupon retreated, and, high water in the river having come to an end, the fleet was in the gravest danger of being cut off, until Colonel Bailey suggested, and rapidly carried out, the construction of a dam and weir over which the ships ran down to the lower waters.
The simplest form of weir is a solid, watertight dam of firm earthwork or rubble stone, faced with stone pitching, with cribs filled with rubble, with fascine mattresses weighted with stone, or with masonry, and protected from undermining by sheet piling or one or more rows of well foundations.
Within the Archean protaxis they are of the most varied shapes, since they represent merely portions of the irregular surface inundated by some morainic dam at the lowest point.
Water-power for factories is secured by a system of "water-power canals" from a large dam across the Savannah, built in 1847 and enlarged in 1871; the principal canal, owned by the city, is so valuable as nearly to pay the interest on the municipal debt.
Thus a fall in the gradient at any point in the course of a stream; any snag, projection or dam, impeding the current; the reduced velocity caused by the overflowing of streams in flood and the dissipation of their energy where they enter a lake or the sea, are all contributing causes to alluviation, or the deposition of streamborne sediment.
Edam took its name and origin from the dam built on the little river Ye which joined the great Purmer lake close by.
P. Banks in the Red River expeditions in March-May 1864, in which his gun-boats, held above Alexandria by shallow water and rapids, narrowly escaped isolation, being enabled to return only by the help of a dam built by Lieut.-Colonel (BrigadierGeneral) Joseph Bailey (1827-1867).
Beaver Dam is served by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul railway.
Beaver Dam is situated in the midst of a fine farming country; it has a good water-power derived from Beaver Lake, and among its manufactures are woollen and cotton goods, malleable iron, foundry products, gasolene engines, agricultural implements, stoves and beer.
Freshets in the spring of 1900, however, undermined the wall, and on the 7th of April the dam broke with a resulting loss of several lives and about $1,000,000 worth of property.
The rebuilding of the dam was projected in 1907.
Perez says that the Sarare branch of the Apure has formed a gigantic dam across its own course by prodigious quantities of trees, brush, vines and roots, and thus, impounding its own waters, has cut a new channel to the southward across the lowlands and joined the Arauca, from which the Sarare may be reached in small craft and ascended to the vicinity of Pamplona.
Pike-perch and a few blue pike are taken in the Susquehanna, where shad are no longer plentiful since work was begun on McCall's Ferry dam, and in 1908 the entire catch for the river was valued at about $20,000, but in the Delaware there are valuable shad 'and herring fisheries.
Then pushing on southwards, he crossed the Nienchen-tang-la and entered the Dam district near the Lhasa-Sining high road.
To the east may be traced the site of the abbey mill, with its dam and mill-lead.
On the other hand, if the concrete is rough and porous the sea-water will gradually eat into the heart of the structure, especially in a case like a dam, where the water, being higher on one side than the other, constantly forces its way through the rough material, and decomposes the Portland cement it contains.
Thus the dam on the Amstel (1257) was the origin of Amsterdam,' and the dam on the Ye gave rise to Edam.
Compare also an-sud-dam, " like the heavens," where the ending dam stands for a usual dim, being changed to a hard dam under the influence of the hard vowels in an-sud.
In the Mediterranean provinces of Spain there are some very remarkable irrigation dams. The great masonry dam of Alicante on the river Monegre, which dates from 1579, is situated in a narrow gorge, so that while 140 ft.
The Elche reservoir, in the same province, has a similar dam 55 ft.
In neither case is there a waste-weir, the surplus water being allowed to pour over the crest of the dam.
South of Elche is the province of Murcia, watered by the river Segura, on which there is a dam 25 ft.
If a dam be absolutely necessary, care must be taken so to build it as to secure the fields on both sides from possible inundation; and it should be constructed substantially, for the cost of repairing accidents to a weak dam is very serious.
Accordingly, when it was determined to construct a dam, it was decided that it should be supplied with sluices large enough to discharge unchecked the whole volume of the river as it comes down until the middle of November, and then to begin the storage.
The dam and tunnel were works of unusual difficulty.
The nucleus of the town lies within the innermost crescent canal, and, with the large square, the Dam, in the centre, represents the area of Amsterdam about the middle of the 14th century.
It is obvious that the angles at the base of such a hypothetical dam must depend upon the relation between its density and that of the water.
The general on horseback at the entrance to the dam raised his hand and opened his mouth to address Dolokhov.
Crowds of soldiers from the dam began running onto the frozen pond.
Still the cannon balls continued regularly to whistle and flop onto the ice and into the water and oftenest of all among the crowd that covered the dam, the pond, and the bank.
He recounted how Raevski had led his two sons onto the dam under terrific fire and had charged with them beside him.
The officer, Timokhin, with his red little nose, standing on the dam wiping himself with a towel, felt confused at seeing the prince, but made up his mind to address him nevertheless.
At Austerlitz he remained last at the Augezd dam, rallying the regiments, saving what was possible when all were flying and perishing and not a single general was left in the rear guard.
Two rapid streams, Poesten Kill and Wynants Kill, flowing into the Hudson from the east, through deep ravines, furnish good water-power, which, with that furnished by the state dam across the Hudson here, is utilized for manufacturing purposes.
In 1904-1905 the city built on the Scioto river a concrete storage dam, having a capacity of 5,000,000,000 gallons, and in 1908 it completed the construction of enormous works for filtering and softening the water-supply, and of works for purifying the flow of sewage - the two costing nearly $5,000,000.
But it frequently happens that the dam at the head of the Hindieh is carried away, and, a free channel being thus opened for the waters of the river to the westward, the Hillah bed shoals to 2 or 3 ft., or even dries up altogether, while the country to the west of the river is turned into lakes and swamps.
There is ample water power, and there are manufactures of paper, sash and blinds, fibre, &c. From a dam here power is derived for the General Electric Company at Schenectady.
A noteworthy scheme to improve the condition of the Thames, first put forward in 1902-1903, was that of constructing a dam with four locks across the river between Gravesend and Tilbury.
The estimated cost was between three and four millions sterling, to be met by a toll, and it was urged that a uniform depth, independent of tides, would be ensured above the dam, that delay of large vessels wishing to proceed up river would thus be obviated, that the river would be relieved of pollution by the tides, and the necessity for constant dredging would be abolished.
At Silver Islet, Lake Superior, mining was successfully carried on for years under the protection of a coffer dam and an arch of rich silver ore less than 20 ft.
In 1900 a stone dam (1020 ft.), said to be the second largest in New England, was completed at a cost of about $750,000.
For the water supply the Aztecs used the main causeway through their city as a dam to separate the fresh water from the hills from the brackish water of Texcoco, and obtained drinking water from a spring at the base of the hill of Chapultepec. The Spaniards added three other springs to the supply and constructed two long aqueducts to bring it into the city.
Between the administration of Governor Montgomerie (1728-1731) and Governor Cosby (1732-1736) there was an interregnum of thirteen months during which Rip van Dam, president of the council, was acting-governor, and upon Cosby's arrival a dispute arose between him and van Dam over the division of the salary and fees.
After five o'clock it was only at the Augesd Dam that a hot cannonade (delivered by the French alone) was still to be heard from numerous batteries ranged on the slopes of the Pratzen Heights, directed at our retreating forces.
One of the hindmost guns that was going onto the dam turned off onto the ice.
But not far from Bald Hills he again came out on the road and overtook his regiment at its halting place by the dam of a small pond.
As he crossed the dam Prince Andrew smelled the ooze and freshness of the pond.
Everywhere on the bank, on the dam, and in the pond, there was healthy, white, muscular flesh.
Thirlmere itself was raised in level, and adapted by means of a dam at the north end, as a reservoir for the watersupply of Manchester in 1890-1894.
There are also the ruins of a band, or stone dam of great strength, which was thrown across the river for the purposes of irrigation.
There are two main divisions, the Lao Pong Dam ("Black Paunch Laos"), so-called from their habit of tattooing the body from the waist to the knees, and the Lao Pong Kao ("White Paunch Laos") who do not tattoo.
In contradistinction to the Lao Pong Dam, who have derived their written language from the Burmese character, the eastern race has retained what appears to be the early form of the present Siamese writing, from which it differs little.
They formed important settlements at various points on the Mekong, notably Luang Prabang, Wieng Chan (Vien-Tiane) Ubon and Bassac; and, heading inland as far as Korat on the one side and the Annamite watershed in the east, they drove out the less civilized Kha peoples, and even the Cambodians, as the Lao Pong Dam did on the west.
The scheme included a railway tunnel beneath the dam, for which, incidentally, a high military importance was claimed.
Bonaparte riding over the battlefield had given final orders to strengthen the batteries firing at the Augesd Dam and was looking at the killed and wounded left on the field.
His world was one of confusion, his memories overwhelming as the dam that had been in place for thousands of years crumbled.
He slid back away from the table, grabbing a napkin to dam the tea from the edge of the table.
Rockford is the see of a Roman Catholic bishop. In and near the city there are two hospitals and three sanatoriums. Manufacturing is facilitated by good water-power, supplied by a dam across the Rock river about 800 ft.
Louis receives 70,000 H.P. by a Iio,000-volt transmission line from the Keokuk dam in the Mississippi at Keokuk, Ia.
In 1866 South Beveland and Walcheren were joined by a heavy railway dam, a canal being cut through the middle of the former island to restore the connexion between the East and West Scheldt.
The materials made use of are driftwood, green willows, birch and poplars; also mud and stones intermixed in such a manner as contributes to the strength of the dam; but there is no particular method observed, except that the work is carried on with a regular sweep, and that all the parts are made of equal strength.