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false bottom

[¦fȯls ′bäd·əm]
(civil engineering)
A temporary bottom installed in a caisson to add to its buoyancy.
(metallurgy)
An insert put in either member of a die set to increase the strength and improve the life of the die.
(mining engineering)
A flat, hexagonal or cylindrical iron die upon which ore is crushed in a stamp mill.
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Because brewers made the transition from wood to steel without changing the false bottom, the static lauter tun has remained essentially unchanged for centuries.
It had fanned expectations of a market bottom when in fact, it created a false bottom," said Tom Porcelli, a senior economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York.
A closer examination of the defendant's cart revealed a false bottom.
The numbers you are seeing now strike me as (suggesting) a false bottom because so many of these (foreclosed) units are not being put on the market," Thornberg said.
Her large tool box had a false bottom in which she could, and indeed did, smuggle many Jewish children to safety, and a burlap sack for larger children.
The plotters planned to leave the top of each bottle sealed and filled with the original beverage, but add a false bottom filled with the explosive, the report said.
Spencer, as Wishy-Washy, appeared with a false bottom for one scene, for no good reason that I could see as he got only one ropey one-liner out of it.
You say 'no', he says 'well what about this false bottom with more stuff in it.
Fisher said she had decided to take out the loan because she wanted to 'settle it' with Mr Clark once and for all, and that she had kept the cash in a cupboard with a false bottom in a wardrobe.
The young chamber-maid thought she was travelling to Palestine to meet Hindawi's family - but the explosive concealed in the false bottom of her hand luggage had been primed to explode when the plane reached 39,000 feet.
We put a false bottom in the cart so that we could put our bombs in the bottom of the cart and they would be undetected even if the cart were inspected.
The regulation bag would contain the permitted supplies, but often a false bottom was fitted, allowing the midwife to carry more traditional remedies, including herbal preparations for easing pain or facilitating labour.