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In particular, it had very dense leg bones, a feature of some aquatic creatures like manatees that need the bones for ballast to stay submerged.
SPINOSAURUS’ DENSE BONES FUEL DEBATE OVER WHETHER SOME DINOSAURS COULD SWIMCAROLYN GRAMLINGMARCH 23, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
Other options include dredging around the ship and offloading ballast water, fuel, or cargo.
HOW THAT MASSIVE CONTAINER SHIP STUCK IN THE SUEZ CANAL IS ALREADY COSTING THE WORLD BILLIONS OF DOLLARSJOSEPH HINCKSMARCH 25, 2021TIME
Sand and gravel are also used for "fill," for engine sands, railroad ballast and glass.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
Old and new measurements, tonnage, time allowances and movable ballast, are all a sealed book to me.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The big sloop, hard aground and full of iron ballast, was not a thing to be moved easily.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
Our new craft worked and sailed well, after a little addition of ballast.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
I ordered the ballast to be thrown overboard, and determined, as our only chance, to attempt to force her over the reef.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
As the last of the ballast went overboard she forged ahead, and then brought up.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
But our first care was to ballast the sloop, for without it she was so crank as to be unseaworthy.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
At daylight we started again to the westward, looking for a dry spot where we might land, get ballast, and possibly some supplies.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BALLAST

  • balance
  • ballast
  • bolt
  • brace
  • buttress
  • counterbalance
  • counterpoise
  • equalize
  • fasten
  • firm
  • firm up
  • fix
  • freeze
  • maintain
  • ossify
  • poise
  • preserve
  • prop
  • secure
  • set
  • settle
  • stabilitate
  • steady
  • stiffen
  • support
  • sustain
  • uphold
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