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in oceanography, an oscillating movement up and down, of a body of water caused by the frictional drag of the wind, or on a larger scale, by submarine earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides.
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In anthracite mining, the structure in which the coal is broken, sized, and cleaned for market. Also known as coalbreaker.
One of a row of drill holes above the mining holes in a tunnel face.
A wave breaking on a shore, over a reef, or other mass in a body of water.
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A rock-crushing machine in which small particles are produced by impact or by fracture between movable jaws.
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1. a large wave with a white crest on the open sea or one that breaks into foam on the shore
2. Electronics short for circuit breaker
3. Textiles a machine for extracting fibre preparatory to carding
a small water cask for use in a boat
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