Rain-water sentence example

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  • Their arid country was the best safeguard of their cherished liberty; for the bottle-shaped cisterns for rain-water which they excavated in the rocky or argillaceous soil were carefully concealed from invaders.
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  • The existence of numerous ancient cisterns shows that in Roman as in modern times rain-water was largely used for lack of springs.
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  • The aqueduct was constructed in quite recent times, rain-water having previously given the only supply.
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  • Under the republic, and until modern times, the water supply of Venice was furnished by the storage of rain-water supplemented by water brought from the Brenta in boats.
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  • The famous Venetian pozzi, or wells for storing rain-water from the roofs and streets, consisted of a closed basin with a water-tight stratum of clay at the bottom, upon which a slab of stone was laid; a brick shaft of radiating bricks laid in a permeable jointing material of clay and sand was then built.
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  • At some distance from the shaft a square water-tight wall was built, and the space between it and the shaft was filled in with sand, which was purified of all saline matter by repeated washings; on the ground-level perforated stones set at the four corners of the basin admitted the rain-water, which was discharged from the roofs by lead pipes; this water filtered through the sand and percolated into the shaft of the well, whence it was drawn in copper buckets.
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  • A great number of wells were also sunk and rain-water was stored in cisterns.
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  • Nitrous acid, HN02, is found to some extent in the form of its salts in the atmosphere and in rain water.
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  • During his rule harbour works were built at Mandvi, an immense reservoir for rain water in the Chadwa hills was constructed, and many schools and colleges were endowed.
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  • These strata are generally impregnated with salt water, and are practically impenetrable to the rain-water of less weight.
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  • At this stage the rain-water is intercepted by wells, and by galleries hewn for miles in the water-bearing rock.
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  • "We can now easily conceive," he says, "that in all rain-water which is collected from gutters in cisterns, and in all waters exposed to the air, animalcules may be found; for they may be carried thither by the particles of dust blown about by the winds."
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  • Ammonia is found in small quantities as the carbonate in the atmosphere, being produced from the putrefaction of nitrogenous animal and vegetable matter; ammonium salts are also found in small quantities in rain-water, whilst ammonium chloride (sal-ammoniac) and ammonium sulphate are found in volcanic districts; and crystals of ammonium bicarbonate have been found in Patagonian guano.
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  • This confined sea-water is gradually being displaced by the downward sinking of the rain-water through the rifts of the strata, and thus finds its way to the surface: so that these springs offer to us a share of the ancient seas, in which perhaps a hundred million of years ago the rocks of Kentucky were laid down."
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  • An extensive system of sewers was constructed by the City Improvements Co., an English corporation, which initiated the work in 1853; and a separate system of rain-water drains.
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  • We should thus expect to find it in increased proportion in the dissolved gases of rain-water.
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  • Rain-water is the best, next to that river or pond water, and last of all that from springs; but a chemical analysis should be made of the last before introducing it, as some spring waters contain mineral ingredients injurious to vegetation.
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  • The coping of garden walls is important, both for the preservation of the walls and for throwing the rain-water off their surfaces.
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  • Indeed, it has been proposed to support such roofs to a great extent upon suspension principles, the internal columns of support being utilized for conducting the rain-water off the roof to underground drains or reservoirs.
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  • The washing of the plateau material is effected in reservoirs of rain water.
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  • The limestones of which they are mostly composed act like a sponge, absorbing the rain-water through their innumerable pores and fissures, and thus storing it up in the interior, afterwards to allow it to well forth in springs at various elevations lower down.
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  • To this fact is due the large number of rain-water pools, varying for the most part from 35 to 250 acres in size which cover some 23,000 acres of its total area of 282,000 acres.
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  • It is recorded that when a statue to President Kruger at Pretoria was erected, it was by Mrs. Kruger's wish that the hat was left open at the top, in order that the rain-water might collect there for the birds to drink.
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  • Alcock "observed one of these crabs drinking from a runnel of rain-water, by dipping the fingers of one of its chelipeds into the water and then carrying the wet fingers to its mouth."
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  • The rain water stands for months in stagnant pools made by the feet of elephants.
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  • It serves to prevent rain-water, which has run down the blade, from entering the sheath.
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  • The lower or southern gate, at the Masfala quarter, opened on the Yemen road, where the rain-water from Mecca flows off into an open valley.
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  • The soil of the department is 'fertile, but lacking in water; the inhabitants have excavated large receptacles in which rain-water is stored.
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  • Below it, to the south, are considerable remains of ancient reservoirs for rain-water, upon which the city entirely depended.
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  • The building has a cistern that holds approximately 30,000 gallons of rain water.
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  • The Works Manager will ensure that rain water is pumped out of the bunded area periodically into the foul water drain.
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  • During use capping systems and small working faces limit the ingress of rain water.
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  • Drain: If you own a house you are responsible for clearing and repairing the drains, gutters and rain water pipes.
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  • The amount of nitric acid varies from place to place; rain-water, collected in the country, has been found to contain an average of o 5 parts in a million, but town rain-water contains more, the greater amounts being present in the more densely populated districts.
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  • A very large field is also opening for cast-lead work, whether associated with architecture, as in the leaden covered-way over Northumberland Street, in London (see Plate), and the fine rain-water heads of the Birmingham Law Courts (see Plate), or with the revival of the use of metal statuary and vases in gardens.
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  • Where does all the rain water go?
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  • What is the best approach to rain water conservation?
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  • There are many different ways to collect and conserve rain water.
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  • Not only does the collection of rain water provide a free water supply, it also helps keep surplus water from garden and patio areas.
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  • If rain water is not collected it drains into the waste water system, whereas by collecting the rain water it can be used at a later time.
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  • One of the benefits of using collected rain water is that it can be used with a hose pipe at any time regardless of hose pipe bans or restrictions in many areas.
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  • The amount of rain water that can be collected and stored varies depending on conditions and each area and country will have differing amounts and patterns of rain fall.
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  • Collecting and conserving rain water is sometimes referred to as rain harvesting.
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  • The easiest way to collect rain water is using a rain barrel or rain butt which is placed under a down pipe.
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  • This is one of the most efficient ways of collecting rain water.
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  • The best approach to rain water conservation will depend on the needs and conditions of a household and its locality.
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  • Someone living in a dry and arid area will have a much greater need to collect and preserve rain water than someone living in a lush damp area where there is rain for much of the year.
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  • Households who grow a lot of fruit and vegetables will also find collecting and conserving rain water useful.
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  • The collected rain water will provide a good source of water and saves the need to call on the drinking water supply.
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  • Even people living in damp areas can benefit from collecting rain water.
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  • There is a lot of useful information available online about rain water conservation.
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  • Collecting rain water is part of a water conservation and management program that can be put into practice in any green living household.
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  • When you have a mud room, that mud, dirt, rain water and snow don't make it past the mud room door, keeping the rest of your home clean.
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  • The dog house should have a floor, and the floor should be raised high enough so that rain water doesn't collect in the house.
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  • Plant and water them with soft rain-water, and mulch the surface with manure.
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  • Not only do they direct rain water away from the home, they help direct melting snow and ice away as well.
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  • The pesticides and the chemicals also get into the ground water supplies in the nearby communities and cause widespread pollution of local waterways from rain water run-off.
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