Dredging
Dredge Dredge (dr[e^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dredged} (dr[e^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dredging}.] To catch or gather with a dredge; to deepen with a dredging machine. --R. Carew. [1913 Webster]

{Dredging machine}, a machine (commonly on a boat) used to scoop up mud, gravel, or obstructions from the bottom of rivers, docks, etc., so as to deepen them. [1913 Webster]


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