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sweeping

[′swēp·iŋ]
(navigation)
The process of towing a line or object below the surface in order to determine whether an area is free from isolated submerged hazards to vessels and to determine the position of any such hazards that exist, or to determine the least depth of an area.
The process of clearing an area or channel of mines or other hazards to navigation.
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Notes: The City is seeking bids for six (6) separate sweeping service scenarios including, Residential Street Sweeping, Downtown Street Sweeping, Commercial Manufacturing District Sweeping, County & State Routes Sweeping, Parking Lot Sweeping and As-Needed Sweeping.
Wilkinson's interest in chimney sweeping began when he bought a multi-fuel stove five years ago and had cause to employ a sweep himself.
SWEEPING UP The border collie has won several competitions since last year
Thus, almost anyone can offer chimney sweeping services even though they are untrained and inexperienced.
The city is gearing up to do its annual spring cleaning, commonly known as its street sweeping program.
Although it can be dangerous, most routine sweeping usually isn't too time consuming.
Sweeping the ice in front of the stone can change this stone-ice interface by two possible mechanisms in theory: 1) increasing the ice temperature momentarily; 2) smoothing the ice by removing frost or debris.
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The course is approved by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), and covers basic sweeping techniques and safety regulations.
The couple soon discovered that they needed extra income to pay the large mortgage and thought chimney sweeping would be provide an added, rather than their main, income.
A study was published in the March 2006 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology investigating the possible benefits of membrane sweeping (also called stripping the membranes) in conjunction with formal medical induction.