water well

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water well

[′wȯd·ər ‚wel]
(civil engineering)
A well sunk to extract water from a zone of saturation.

well, wellhole

well, 1: W
1. The clear vertical space about which a stair turns; a stairwell.
2. The open vertical space between walls in which a stair or elevator is constructed.
3. Any enclosed space of small area but of considerable height, as an air shaft. well, 4.See bored well, dug well, etc.
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The rebels broke into the post with seven armed vehicles and confiscated a well-digger machine which was allegedly owned by Al Ahmer," the worker said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
In fact, his amount of dialogue so exceeds Patricia's, the film could almost have been titled "The Well-Digger Dad.
With the benefit of hindsight, the remake also more clearly articulates the changing mores of the mid-20th century, with the titular well-digger, played by Auteuil himself in an impressively fleshed-out role, even more obviously torn between what he feels is expected of him and what he feels is right.
QUALITY: Freemans store The firm's founder was Joseph Freeman, a professional well-digger from Malvern who fell down one of his own wells.
If the ground is reasonably hard and dry, it should be possible to take the first "lift" (that's well-digger talk for sections of the hole) to about 15 feet.