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synonyms for dredging

  • clean
  • widen
  • raise
  • unearth
  • bring up
  • dig up
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How to use dredging in a sentence

The present method of dredging is of the “hit or miss” character, while the submarine method is capable of thorough work.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
Well, just at the last moment there came a sudden flush of current, dredging through the tangles like a wave.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The dredging for scallops, another molluscan delicacy, forms an important industry along certain parts of the eastern coast.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
The dredging party reached the land just in time; and the sea-ice drifted away to the north.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
As the water was too deep for dredging, Harrisson manufactured cage-traps and secured some fish, a squid, and other specimens.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
We went out on skis to reconnoitre, and found that the nearest "lead" was too far away to make dredging a safe proposition.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Hamilton was busy, about this time, dredging in swamp pools and securing specimens of the rockhopper or gentoo penguin.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Those on board had had a busy time dredging, and their results were just as successful as ours.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Although a careful examination and dredging of the river failed to produce the body, Smith was committed for trial.
LINCOLNIANAANDREW ADDERUP
A boat's crew recently left Newhaven pier for the oyster dredging in the Firth of Forth.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
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