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sinker

1. a weight attached to a fishing line, net, etc., to cause it to sink in water
2. a person who sinks shafts, etc.

sinker

[′siŋ·kər]
(mining engineering)
A person who sinks mine shafts and puts in framing.
A special movable pump used in shaft sinking.
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And, in 2012, Massachusetts prohibited the use of lead sinkers, lead weights and lead jigs weighing less than 1 ounce in all inland waters.
Readers will have noted that Peter's surname takes pride of place on the list of pit sinkers and, sure enough, his great-grandfather James Mason, born just down the road from Wallsend in Walker, Newcastle, was one.
His sinker was working, and he spotted all of his pitches very well.
Qualities and requirements of the power sinker would include:
Holes in brass sinkers don't close up like lead, which is one of the reasons Iovino prefers them.
The catcher may be forced to turn his glove over or backhand the sinkers.
Shaft Sinkers is involved in two elements of the Karee 3 UG2 project: the extension of the UG2 decline and the ongoing operation & maintenance of the decline shaft
He kept throwing me sinkers in, and I told myself I wasn't going to get beat on something in.
Shaft Sinkers has emerged as the preferred bidder in a public tender for Kazchrome JSC.
Darn rocks, I kept losing my sinkers in them," is a common complaint of novice jetty anglers everywhere.
Sinkers in the 1/4- to 3/8-ounce range are preferred; you want that sinker digging on a steady retrieve, banging smoothly along the bottom in relatively open waters, shell bars, or over short bottom grass (like early season hydrilla, Shrimp Grass, Baby's Breath, or other deeper vegetation).
Shaft Sinkers has obtained three contracts of total worth US$75.