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Removal of the cuttings from a well during cable-tool drilling, or of the liquid from a well, by means of a bailer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



removal of liquid from a well by means of a bailer attached to a rope or cable. Bailing is performed during percussion drilling to clear cuttings from the face and to complete low-pressure oil and water wells. It was widely used at the end of the 19th century to extract petroleum from wells and shafts.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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