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  • 1 ballast — I. n. 1. Weight (for steadiness), ballasting, filling, packing. 2. Steadiness, consistency, stability, equipoise, balance, self control, considerateness, foresight, prudence, discretion, judgment, sense, good sense, sound sense. II. v. a. 1. Put… …

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  • 2 Ballast — Bal last (b[a^]l last), n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See {Bare}, a.,… …

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  • 3 Ballast engine — Ballast Bal last (b[a^]l last), n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See {Bare} …

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  • 4 Ballast Island — is a small, private island in Lake Erie, about one quarter mile (400 m) northeast of the northeast tip of South Bass Island. It is known primarily as a navigation point for boats going to or from Put in Bay from the east. There are shoals between …

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  • 5 Ship in ballast — Ballast Bal last (b[a^]l last), n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See {Bare} …

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  • 6 Sailing ballast — Ballast is used in sailboats to provide moment to resist the lateral forces on the sail. Insufficiently ballasted boats will tend to tip, or heel, excessively in high winds. Too much heel may result in the boat capsizing. When sailing vessels… …

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  • 7 Maritime history of California — History of California This article is part of a series Timeline …

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  • 8 List of Railway Series books — A list of the Railway Series books by both the Rev. W. Awdry and his son Christopher. Contents 1 The Rev. W. Awdry Era: 1945 1972 1.1 The Three Railway Engines 1.2 Thomas the Tank Engine …

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  • 9 Pamir (ship) — Pamir was one of the famous Flying P Liner sailing ships of the German shipping company F. Laeisz. She was the last commercial sailing ship to round Cape Horn, in 1949. Outmoded by more modern bulk carriers, and having severe technical… …

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  • 10 Gliding competition — Competition grid at 2004 UK Standard Class Nationals, Aston Down Some of the pilots in the sport of gliding take part in gliding competitions. These are usually racing competitions, but there are also aerobatic contests and on line league tables …

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  • 11 Gliding competitions — Some of the pilots in the sport of gliding take part in gliding competitions. These are usually racing competitions, but there are also aerobatic contests and cross country distance competitions. Many other pilots enjoy flying cross country just… …

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  • 12 USS Halibut (SS-232) — USS Halibut (SS 232), a Gato class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the halibut, a large species of flatfish found on both sides of the Atlantic. Her keel was laid down by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard of… …

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  • 13 Diving bell — A diving bell is a rigid chamber used to transport divers to depth in the ocean. The most common types are the wet bell and the closed bell. The wet bell is a cable suspended chamber, open at the bottom like a moon pool structure, that is lowered …

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  • 14 Soviet submarine K-19 — This article is about the Soviet submarine K 19. For the 2002 film dramatization of events involving the submarine, see K 19: The Widowmaker. For other uses, see K 19 (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Soviet submarine K 219. Career (USSR) …

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  • 15 SS Norjerv — Career Name: West Islip (1919–28) Golden Rod (1928–35) Willhilo (1935–37) Indianan (1937–40) Empire Eagle (1940–42) Norjerv (1942–44) Owner: United States Shipping Board (1919– …

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  • 16 Mollusca — Temporal range: Cambrian–Recent …

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  • 17 lead —    associated with shooting    From the composition of the bullet. The victim might have a bellyful of lead, be filled with lead, be loaded with lead ballast, eat lead pills, wear lead buttons, or suffer from lead poisoning;     You won t float… …

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  • 18 Munich–Garmisch-Partenkirchen railway — München–Garmisch Partenkirchen Route number: 960 (München–Innsbruck) 999.6 (S 6 München–Tutzing) Line number: 5504 5540 (S Bahn Hauptbahnhof–Gauting) Line length: 100.6 …

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  • 19 Fluorescent lamp — A fluorescent lamp or fluorescent tube is a gas discharge lamp that uses electricity to excite mercury vapor. The excited mercury atoms produce short wave ultraviolet light that then causes a phosphor to fluoresce, producing visible light.Unlike… …

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  • 20 National Invasive Species Act — The National Invasive Species Act (NISA) was sponsored by U.S. House Representative Steve LaTourette on September 28, 1996, and it became Public Law No. 104 332 (H.R. 4283) on October 26, 1996. The official purpose, as introduced, is: “To provide …

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