sheet piling


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sheet piling a pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sheet piling a series of piles made of planks or half logs driven edge to edge, -- used to form the walls of cofferdams, etc.
    • Sheet piling etc. See under Lightning Piling, etc.
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In literature:

A neat pile of printed sheets lay before her on the table.
"Crome Yellow" by Aldous Huxley
Vast lawns that extend like sheets of vivid green, with here and there clumps of gigantic trees, heaping up rich piles of foliage.
"The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." by Washington Irving
It was like the pile of sheets covered with his neat minute handwriting, only blank.
"Under Western Eyes" by Joseph Conrad
When she was all through, she piled the sheets together and wrote a word on the first page.
"Long Live the King" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
White massive clouds were piled up against a dark blue sky, and across them black ragged sheets of vapour were rapidly driven.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
Near the centre of the passage was a tall pile of dirt and loose stones, together with two small wheelbarrows of sheet-iron.
"The Penalty" by Gouverneur Morris
From a pile of time-stained music she selected a sheet and seated herself at the piano.
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
Sheet piling was attempted.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
They flowed into the cut, until they were stopped with sheet piling.
"The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans" by Thomas Ewing Dabney
Beyond the house there is a work-shed roofed with sheets of iron, and in front, over about half the lawn, the lumber for the house lies piled.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In poetry:

A pile of sheets his highness brought.
"Dear princess, pray take these;
Although our path with danger's fraught,
We'll reach the polar seas."
"The Two Bears" by Carolyn Wells
We'll sheet the mizzen-royals home and shimmer down the Bay,
The sea-line blue with billows, the land-line blurred and grey;
The bow-wash will be piling high and thrashing into spray,
As the hooker's fore-foot tramples down the swell.
"A Pier-Head Chorus" by John Masefield

In news:

Cash has been piling up on companies' balance sheets since before the crisis.
The big complaint from the business lobby these days concerns a "lack of clarity" about federal regulation that prevents companies from using all that cash piling up on balance sheets to hire workers and make major investments.
As harried journalists piled into the bowels of Candlestick Park for the traditional post-game gathering with the coach, 49ers' public relations people handed out a sheet announcing Mike Singletary as the permanent head coach.
A dam consisting of a sunken barge and sheet piling is seen under construction on Bayou Chene in near Amelia, La.
I came up with this very unique and satisfying version of a clamp worktable , made right here in my shop, using material from my sheet goods scrap pile.
I came up with this very unique and satisfying version of a clamp worktable, made right here in my shop, using material from my sheet goods scrap pile.
30 pm on Monday to make way for four barges that would install sheet pilings and serve as a staging area for divers.
The state of Delaware will install a 1,000-foot barrier of sheet piling along Route 1, north of the Indian River inlet , for protection during future storms.
Samuel Manu -Tech, Inc, reported that it has acquired the principal assets and all of the business operations of Piling Products, Inc (PPI), a Florida based distributor of hot rolled and cold formed steel sheet piling.
Piling too many ingredients into a skillet or baking sheet results in pale, flavorless food.
Have you ever thought as you were standing next to all of this water piled up behind a sheet of special glass,"What if this glass breaks.".
This apothecary-like space with tin ceilings and gleaming antique cabinets is piled with lacy lingerie, Italian linen sheets, and beauty products from around the world.
Pile Turner for small or large sheet sizes of paper, board, corrugated or other material.
Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. A joint venture between Nucor and Yamato Kogyo Co. Ltd, has approved a $115 million plan to expand the production of hot-rolled sheet piling .
The crane helps install sheet piling and whalers for the seawall in Charlottetown, Canada.

In science:

This is pressed on the pile of gels with the aid of a gloved hand. Inclining the entire setup allows to empty the box while keeping the gels in it. The next solution is poured with the plastic sheet in place, which prevents the flow to fold or break the gels.
Silver Staining of Proteins in 2DE Gels
The steep increase of inward acceleration as r → R implies that the sheet, initially at rest, will immediately proceed to collapse, with material piling up most rapidly at the outer edge (limited by gas pressure gradients which we ignore here, i.e., we are assuming that the sheet contains many Jeans masses).
Collapse and Fragmentation in Finite Sheets
As in the case of the circular sheet, material piles up at the edge as the entire configuration collapses.
Collapse and Fragmentation in Finite Sheets
Upper left: t = 0.23, material piles up at the edge as the sheet collapses.
Collapse and Fragmentation in Finite Sheets