Sentence Examples


  • The simplest form of weir is a solid, watertight dam of firm earthwork or rubble stone, faced with stone pitching, with cribs filled with rubble, with fascine mattresses weighted with stone, or with masonry, and protected from undermining by sheet piling or one or more rows of well foundations.
  • The weir across the Jumna was the first attempted in Upper India upon a foundation of fine sand; it is about 800 yds.
  • - Bear-trap Weir, U.S.A.
  • A peculiar and cheaper form of drum weir has been constructed across ten bays each 75 ft.
  • This serious defect of solid weirs, where the riparian lands are liable to be injured by inundations, can be slightly mitigated by keeping down the crest of the weir somewhat below the required level, and then raising the water-level at the low stage of the river by placing a row of planks along the top of the weir.