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sunk

[səŋk]
(mining engineering)
Drilled downward, as a shaft.
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sank \'sa[tailed n]k\ or sunk \'s[schwa][tailed n]k\
THE cargo ship Ice Prince - which was abandoned by its crew after she listed to 40 degrees off the Devon coast - has sunk, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) confirmed today.
In Sudbury, advanced exploration shafts are typically first sunk with some lateral development for underground exploratory drilling before any mining plans are drawn up.
New Orleans didn't always sit so much lower than the surrounding waters: The city has sunk 2.
The largest we sunk was about 30 tons, and that was a gray whale, and very challenging," recalls Smith, a professor of biological oceanography at the University of Hawaii.
Until recently, all the sunken whale carcasses were off the Pacific coast of North America, but a research crew in 2002 sank 12 stranded whales off the coast of Japan, and another team has sunk two in the past year in the Atlantic off the coast of Sweden.
It was the first time a submarine had sunk an enemy ship.
POLICE yesterday confirmed they are investigating claims the sister ship of the tragic Solway Harvester was deliberately sunk.
The project is the fifth shaft sunk by MMTC utilising the 'benching with jumbos' technique.