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seep

[sēp]
(geology)
An area, generally small, where water, or another liquid such as oil, percolates slowly to the land surface.
(petroleum engineering)
An oil spring whose daily yield ranges from a few drops to several barrels of oil; usually located at low elevations where water has accumulated.
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Other characters in A Seeping Wound are less complex, including the ruthless Captain Riggs, who runs the turpentine camp.
While ecology officials haven't tested the oil seeping out, extensive information is available about contamination within the cleanup site.
TEPCO, the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, admitted on July 22 that it had found contaminated water seeping from under the plant into the sea.
As per details, after heavy rains the offices of several law enforcement agencies started seeping including CIA, Anti-car Lifting Cell, Office of Police Railway Station and 12 other Police Stations and check posts.
We also compared the compounds in oil seeping out of the seafloor with those in oil at the sea surface.
The sealing compound prevents water from seeping into the rod and setting up corrosion inside the hollow rod and in the upper and lower rod ends, including the threads.
Wherever submarine groundwater discharge is occurring, the seeping water carries a variety of dissolved substances, some of which can have profound effects on local ecosystems.
Things are less vibrant, more dreary and ordinary, as if magic is seeping from the land.
Today, hikers and bicyclists challenging the canyon - which surprisingly remains much the same as it did in Indian days with its towering oaks and thick brush - find the sticky pools of naturally seeping oil a menace.
We are not sure at this stage what was used to start the blaze in the lobby, but thick smoke started seeping into flats affecting tenants.
Other students are investigating claims that a local family discovered sludgy, orange ooze seeping into their basement, possibly from the landfill site.