packing, and before grout injection, a tracking dye is pumped into the bedding, to verify that injection holes have been drilled in the right area--if dye isn't seen coming through the leaks, the drilled hole has to be relocated.
In the period leading up to 1899, women's prison labor had included, variously, stone breaking, pumping water from a well, picking oakum
(41) (assigned to the Lock Hospital prison inmates), beating and preparing coconut fiber for mattress making, cooking prison food, washing prison clothing and bedding, and cleaning.
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Wadding between the shot and powder was generally oakum
or old rope teased apart over thin cork or paper.
WHITE MOUNTAINS TO TAKE MINORITY STAKE IN OAKUM
We found out about the "money for old rope" that Victorian prisoners could earn from oakum
picking - pulling apart pieces of old rope to be re-used.
Another is burning small balls made of oakum
above a cloth covering the patient's head or another body part, or pouring, also above the patient's head, liquid wax into a container filled with cold water .
Work done by the male inmates included breaking granite, grinding wheat, picking oakum
and scrubbing floors.
Team archaeologists believe that the lack of water circulation in that tight space, plus the presence of an oily substance, perhaps caulking oakum
, may have inhibited bacteria that normally consume organic material.
When we found her, she was sitting in drydock being refitted with oakum
and caulking, getting prepared to return to the sea, or so we were led to believe.
Whereas your prose's stiff hemp rope, straining to reach around the world, gets picked to oakum
at the end.
Essentially, writes historian Gregor Dallas,'He was in the Esterhazy camp" Liberal,'socialist' Wilde was actually on the side of the forces of reaction and antisemitism which, knowing that he was an innocent man, had put Dreyfus on Devil's Island and kept him there during all the time that Wilde was reducing his fingers to bleeding stumps picking oakum
in Reading gaol.