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sinker

1. a weight attached to a fishing line, net, etc., to cause it to sink in water
2. a person who sinks shafts, etc.

sinker

[′siŋ·kər]
(mining engineering)
A person who sinks mine shafts and puts in framing.
A special movable pump used in shaft sinking.
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Caption: Clockwise from above: 5-ounce bank sinker; two pyramid sinkers; pompano dropper rig; two Sputniks.
"We learned that when Daryl was catching more fish by keeping his rig higher off the bottom, lifting and holding for a moment before letting the sinker re-contact bottom.
And, in 2012, Massachusetts prohibited the use of lead sinkers, lead weights and lead jigs weighing less than 1 ounce in all inland waters.
Shaft Sinkers said that the contract includes the sinking of the main shaft, as well as the north and south ventilation shafts at the Rampura Agucha mine, located in the Bhilwara district, which is in the state of Rajasthan in western India.
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Birds that swallow a lead sinker soon have trouble digesting food, dealing with cold weather, and avoiding predators due to muscle spasms and loss of balance that make them easy targets.
If the pen cap remained at the bottom, write the word "sinker" beside pen cap on your list.
Management of lead poisoning from ingested fishing sinkers. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 152:485-488.
Some presses have been adapted to run high-specific-gravity compounds incorporating up to 90% metal powder for molding fishing-line sinkers and munitions.
Oliver said his lather had dabbled in metalcasting a little bit, casting lead fishing sinkers. That's when Oliver started to take an interest and came across a few" hooks that helped him out.