• WordNet 3.6
    • v dredge remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water
    • v dredge search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
    • v dredge cover before cooking "dredge the chicken in flour before frying it"
    • n dredge a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dredge A mixture of oats and barley.
    • Dredge Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as: A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their beds. A dredging machine. An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
    • v. t Dredge drĕj To catch or gather with a dredge; to deepen with a dredging machine.
    • v. t Dredge To sift or sprinkle flour, etc., on, as on roasting meat.
    • Dredge (Mining) Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dredge A bush-harrow; a large rake.
    • n dredge Any instrument for bringing up or removing solid substances from under water by dragging on the bottom. A drag-net for taking oysters, etc.
    • n dredge An apparatus for bringing up marine animals, plants, and other objects from the bottom of the sea for scientific investigation. It consists principally of a frame of iron and a net which is attached to the frame. As generally constructed, the frame is transversely oblong, generally about three times as long as wide, with straight ends and slightly inclined sides, having the outer edges sharp to serve as scrapers. The net is usually composed of heavy twine, but sometimes of iron chainwork, and is attached to the frame by holes near the inner edges. Fastened to the frame are iron handles, to which a rope or iron chain is attached.
    • n dredge A machine for clearing the beds of canals, rivers, harbors, etc. See dredging-machine.
    • n dredge In ore-dressing, in certain mining districts of England, ore which is intermediate in rich ness between “prill-ore”; and “halvans”; ore of second quality, more or less intermixed with veinstone. Sometimes written dradge.
    • dredge To clear out with a dredge; remove sand, silt, mud, etc., from the bottom of: as, to dredge a harbor, river, or canal.
    • dredge To take, catch, or gather with a dredge; obtain or remove by the use of a dredge: as, to dredge mud from a river.
    • dredge To make use of a dredge; operate with a dredge: as, to dredge for oysters.
    • n dredge Formerly, same as meslin; now, specifically, a mixture of oats and barley sown together.
    • dredge To sprinkle flour upon, as roasting meat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dredge drej an instrument for dragging: a drag-net for catching oysters, &c.: a machine for taking up mud or zoological specimens from the bottom of the sea: a floating machine for deepening a harbour or river by gathering up mud from the bottom by means of buckets on an endless chain—also Dredg′er, Dredg′ing-machine′
    • v.t Dredge to gather with a dredge: to deepen with a dredge
    • v.t Dredge drej to sprinkle flour on meat while roasting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dragge, F. dragée, dredge, also, sugar plum; cf. Prov. dragea, It. treggea,; corrupted fr. LL. tragemata, pl., sweetmeats, Gr. tragh`mata, fr. trw`gein to gnaw
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. dragie, sugar-plum, mixed grain for horses—Gr. tragēmata, spices.


In literature:

It has been dredged to a uniform depth of twenty-nine feet from the docks to the anchorage.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
Place in a deep pan with remnants of lardoons; season with salt and pepper; dredge with flour.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
Mr. Dredge was a neighbour of Mr.
"Talkers" by John Bate
Dredges: Bowers Southern Dredging Company, Galveston, Tex.
"The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans" by Thomas Ewing Dabney
Sprinkle lightly with salt and again dredge with flour.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
It grew darker and he thought of June and wondered, if her memory were searched, just what would be dredged up.
"The Mighty Dead" by William Campbell Gault
If you wish to froth roast meat, dredge a little flour over its surface, and brown it a few moments before serving it.
"The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery" by Juliet Corson
Even if the channel hasn't been dredged in ten years.
"The Knights of Arthur" by Frederik Pohl
Four days in each week will be given to lectures and laboratory work, and one day to a dredging expedition.
"The Galaxy, June 1877" by Various
It is dredged between Shkoder and the Adriatic and is navigable for small ships.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe

In poetry:

The herring loves the merry moon-light,
The mackerel loves the wind,
But the oyster loves the dredging sang,
For they come of a gentle kind.
"Elspeth's Ballad" by Sir Walter Scott
How on a Sabbath, hushed and compassionate—
She being known since her birth to the townsfolk—
Stratford dredged and delivered from Avon
Dripping Ophelia
"The Craftsman" by Rudyard Kipling
Perhaps you consider yourself an oracle,
Mouthpiece of the dead, or of some god or other.
Thirty years now I have labored
To dredge the silt from your throat.
I am none the wiser.
"The Colossus" by Sylvia Plath
discover? What is its color, and its alchemy?
Is it a jewel in the earth-can it be dug?
Or dredged from the sea? Can it be bought?
Can it be sown and harvested?
Is it a shy beast to be caught?
"The Shape of Death" by May Swenson
I DREDGE my soul for buried memories.
The pomp of perished ages, once divine,
Breaks dawn-like over realms that gleam and shine
Mysterious through dark straggling forest trees.
I dream, and I become the lord of Time;
"An Elegy" by E J Rupert Atkinson

In news:

Peter DeFazio says members of Congress used to use earmarks to funnel dredging money to places like Port Orford.
The US Army Corps of Engineers does annual dredging based on the export earnings of ports.
EPA to hold meeting on Sound dredge disposal.
DSC has designed a series of dredges specific to the mining industry, all capable of digging deeper and producing more, while dramatically reducing your cost per ton.
EPA to present plan for disposing of dredge material in Long Island Sound.
In granting the certification last year, the DHEC board reversed a decision by its own staff which said the dredging would harm endangered sturgeon in the river and fragile South Carolina wetlands.
Lake Worth has undergone extensive dredging and rehabilitation, and is now a hub of recreational activity.
In previous years, whenever dredging was brought up, local fisheries and wildlife personnel had concerns about the existing fish populations.
Judge orders new mediation in Savannah dredge suit.
Environmental groups sue Forest Service over suction- dredge gold mining.
The rising price of gold and a ban on suction dredging in California have created a surge in dredging in the Rogue basin.
The suit says dredges can disrupt spawning gravel and unduly muddy the water, reducing fish production.
They want to require biologists to review dredging operations to make sure they don't harm fish.
The contracting phase of Miami-Dade County's "Deep Dredge " project to deepen PortMiami's channel to minus 50 feet was kicked off Oct 15 with the solicitation of bids by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Plans for the future, as far as dredging Five Island Lake, call for working with Thomas Dredging .

In science:

TPAGB models (Marigo & Girardi 2006), so as to relax the assumption of constant dredge-up parameters characterizing several works in the past literature (e.g.
Population synthesis models including AGB stars and their ingredients
TP-AGB models, obtained with different assumptions concerning the third dredge-up, mass-loss rates, molecular opacities, etc.
Population synthesis models including AGB stars and their ingredients
Different is the case of τM , which is practically independent of mass loss (for AGB stars that later become C-stars), while it is crucially affected by the third dredge-up, since its duration is limited by the transition to the C-star domain.
Population synthesis models including AGB stars and their ingredients
Another mechanism has been outlined by , who has shown that a combination of convective overshooting and partial mixing (implemented via a diffusion equation) can produce both extensive dredge-up and a 13C pocket.
Nucleosynthesis in Intermediate-Mass Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars
The next consequence of HBB is that the 12C which has been added to the envelope after each dredge-up event is now processed by the CN cycle into 13C and 14N.
Nucleosynthesis in Intermediate-Mass Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars