Very wet mud of such nature that a weight will rapidly sink into it



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CARGO TONNAGE

Ocean freight is frequently billed on the basis of weight or measurement tons. Weight tons can be expressed in terms of short tons of 2,000 pounds, long tons of 2,240 pounds, or metric tons of 1,000 kilograms (2,204.62 pounds). Measurement tons are usually expressed as cargo measurements of 40 cubic feet (1.12 cubic meters) or cubic meters (35.3 cubic feet).

BALLISTIC PENDULUM

A device which uses the deflection of a suspended weight to determine the momentum of a projectile.

CRITICAL WEIGHT

In a drilling operation,the weight placed on a bit that will cause the drill string to become resonant with the angular speed at which the rotating shaft is operating.

BRIDGE RECTIFIER

An arrangement of diodes (electrical one way valves) that rectify DC current to AC current, often positioned within a heat sink casing to limit excessive temperature build up.

AEROMETER

An instrument to ascertain the weight or density of air or other gases.

DEAD WEIGHT TONNAGE

Maximum weight of a vessel including the vessel, cargo and ballast.

VISCOSITY MODIFIER

Lubricant additive, usually a high molecular weight polymer, that reduces the tendency of an oil's viscosity to change with temperature.

LIGHT DISPLACEMENT

The displacement in tons of the ship complete with all outfit, equipment, and machinery on board but excluding all fuel, water in tanks, cargo, stores, passengers, dunnage, and the crew and their effects. The light condition displacement includes the lubricating oil for the machinery and water in the boilers at steaming level. Also called light weight.

RENDER CABLE

To apply the brake lightly so that when weight comes on the cable it will run out slowly.

LIMAN

A shallow coastal lagoon or embayment with a muddy bottom; also a region of mud or slime deposited near a stream mouth.

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