headworks

headworks

[′hed‚wərks]
(civil engineering)
Any device or structure at the head or diversion point of a waterway.
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and if he hasn’t got all the same as dead wood in his headworks, he knows summat of me.
Son-in-law or no son-in-law, Adam had made himself too necessary to be parted with, and his headwork was so much more important to Burge than his skill in handicraft that his having the management of the woods made little difference in the value of his services; and as to the bargains about the squire's timber, it would be easy to call in a third person.
Physical power was as yet on the side of Charity, but she hadn't a chance with him wherever headwork was wanted.
Thus, by divers little makeshifts, in that ingenious way which is commonly denominated "by hook and by crook," the worthy pedagogue got on tolerably enough, and was thought, by all who understood nothing of the labor of headwork, to have a wonderfully easy life of it.
But the Panama lay on the moss beside him; and the spectator could see that his brow was prematurely bald; and this, combined with a certain hollowness about the eyes, had an air of headwork and even headache.
Headworks is the second book that Neil has published by Desmond Morris after Neil published the fantasy story 'Inrock' last year.
Headworks, a designer and manufacturer of advanced wastewater treatment processes and equipment for municipal and industrial facilities, has won a contract to design a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) system for the upgrade of an activated sludge plant in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province.
Texas-based Headworks Bio has announced that it has won a contract to design a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) system as an upgrade to a sludge plant in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province.
Headworks was awarded the contract last fall by STEM Water Distribution & Infrastructure Company to manufacture the two bar screens.
They're beginning to drive pilings into the floor of the pit and afterward will lay a concrete slab upon which the new headworks building for Norwalk's wastewater treatment plant will rise.
Mr Lammy spent the day visiting the Headworks Adult Learning facility and the Sound Gallery ( which has 15,000 CDs and 8,500 DVDs.
The water transmission line from the Tacoma Water Headworks near the town of Palmer to Tacoma will ensure adequate water supply for Tacoma Water's service area for decades to come.