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false bottom

[¦fȯls ′bäd·əm]
(civil engineering)
A temporary bottom installed in a caisson to add to its buoyancy.
(metallurgy)
An insert put in either member of a die set to increase the strength and improve the life of the die.
(mining engineering)
A flat, hexagonal or cylindrical iron die upon which ore is crushed in a stamp mill.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Because brewers made the transition from wood to steel without changing the false bottom, the static lauter tun has remained essentially unchanged for centuries.
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A closer examination of the defendant's cart revealed a false bottom. When the defendant was asked about the compartment he insisted that it was welded shut and that it could not be opened.
Her large tool box had a false bottom in which she could, and indeed did, smuggle many Jewish children to safety, and a burlap sack for larger children.
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The plotters planned to leave the top of each bottle sealed and filled with the original beverage, but add a false bottom filled with the explosive, the report said.
Spencer, as Wishy-Washy, appeared with a false bottom for one scene, for no good reason that I could see as he got only one ropey one-liner out of it.
Fisher said she had decided to take out the loan because she wanted to 'settle it' with Mr Clark once and for all, and that she had kept the cash in a cupboard with a false bottom in a wardrobe.
El Al security became suspicious about the weight of her bag and discovered the false bottom.
We put a false bottom in the cart so that we could put our bombs in the bottom of the cart and they would be undetected even if the cart were inspected.