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noun as in miner

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Stuck on the SeabedThe Belgian company DEME is one of the world’s biggest dredgers, operating a fleet of more than 100 vessels and bringing in revenue of close to $3 billion in 2018.

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The dredger position is an approximation based on satellite images of the scene.

Their task was made easier by dredgers that worked over the weekend to dislodge the stranded vessel, shifting some 27,000 metric tons of sand to a depth of 60 feet.

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Tugboats are working to try to shift the ship, while dredgers are trying to move the sand and silt at the bottom of the canal to ease its path.

I am rusty and ponderous at the start, like an old dredger that has stuck too long in the mud.

Around Oroville and along the Feather river may be seen that marvel of gold mining, the electric dredger.

Far up the river a gold dredger was at work, the low rumble of its machinery carried on the soft morning breeze.

An excellent remedy for scalds is always at hand in the kitchen—the flour dredger.

It gives, however, excellent results with sand and gravel, and for this work is much superior to the bucket dredger.


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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dredger, such as: prospector, collier, excavator, and sapper.

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