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.
  • By these arrangements the large draw-door weir across the Thames at Richmond, with three spans of 66 ft.