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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRAINAGE

A complete system of drainage is needed to render the work complete.

But, as he turned, the drainage system that was robbing the field shut off.

Danger, from drainage of barns and barnyards, 137;from leachings from privies and cesspools, 138.

A similar statement may be made with reference to drainage mistakes.

In order to guard against this mistake, have faith in drainage.

The only drainage was a ditch cut around the mud-plots on which the huts were erected.

The commissioner of works had charge of drainage and irrigation works.

The drainage is perfect—all filth is immediately carried off (Fig. 11).

Of natural sources of loss we have only one, and that is loss by drainage.

Proposals for its drainage were made by one of these engineers as far back as 1663.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from drain + -age.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DRAINAGE

emanation

nounemergence, discharge
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