wall off


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wall off

[′wȯl ′ȯf]
(engineering)
To seal cracks or crevices in the wall of a borehole with cement, mud cake, compacted cuttings, or casing.
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Now proposals in Congress call for Wall Street firms to wall off their derivatives businesses and place them in subsidiaries requiring substantially more capital.
Instead of remodeling the home, though, the couple used a simpler, less costly strategy to solve both problems: Rip out the concrete, terrace the sloping yard, then wall off the top terrace to create an outdoor room--and the illusion of a whole new house.
A YOUNG family were evacuated from their home early yesterday after high winds blew the wall off their building.
The underground fence -- reported by the Israeli daily Haaretz to reach some 20-30 meters underground -- will, on the contrary, wall off any potential for economic growth in the enclave, which depends greatly on the lucrative smuggling trade to sustain its feeble economy.
To get to Jesus' traditional birthplace of Bethlehem, Benedict crossed through the towering concrete slabs of the separation barrier Israel has erected to wall off the West Bank's Palestinian areas.
In signing the order and a second memo designed to wall off scientific research from political influences, Obama said a majority of Americans support lifting the federal funding ban, which would allow researchers to begin using hundreds of already-created embryonic stem cell lines for work on cures for cancer, heart disease, Parkinson's and other illnesses.
GARY McLARDY found hartstongue fern, broad buckler, wall rues and maidenhair spleenworts on a wall off Lord Street West, Southport.
He describes the roots of the wall in the Cold War politics of a divided Germany, the political process by which it was decided to wall off West Berlin, and the reactions of the Western powers.
Co-workers tried to use car jacks to lift the wall off him, Detective LaMears said, but were unsuccessful.
I find signs of hope for the church in: Africa, South-East Asia, Latin America and in groups such as Essentials and the Prayer Book Society, who are not striving relentlessly to wall off the churches of Canada and the United States from our brothers in the Anglican Communion and indeed the entire holy, catholic and apostolic church.
Fukuchi beat third baseman Toshiaki Imae's throw home with one out and the bases loaded for a 2-1 lead, and Fukuchi followed with a shot over the left-center wall off Masahide Kobayashi to put the game away in Pacific League action at Chiba Marine Stadium.
In those instances, instead of trotting into the trap, the mole rats wall off the violated tunnel.