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1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.

2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc, as in a kitchen.

3. A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; called also sink hole. Sink hole. The opening to a sink drain. A cesspool. Same as Sink.

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Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?

Obviously plants are carbon sinks, but unless the carbon that they remove form the atmosphere is locked up indefinitely in their tissue, it will find its way back into the atmosphere through respiration. Leaves are generally poor long term ...

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by BasicBiology
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?
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Views: 2613

How poison and fertilizers affect the roots of garlic HELP!

... Put the bottles on the widnow where there is plenty of light. Measure the lenght of the roots once a week for three weeks. If the volume of water sinks, add more tapwater. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't need any detailed answers, just a small reason ...

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by concretewalls
Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: How poison and fertilizers affect the roots of garlic HELP!
Replies: 1
Views: 1812

Re: Feedback re: oxigen below sea level

... all sorts of factors. In the autumn of temperate zones, ponds "turn over": as oxygen-rich surface water cools, it becomes more dense and sinks; deeper water replaces it, picks up oxygen from the air, cools and sinks; when the whole pond is at 4 degrees C, the turnover stops (below that ...

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by Darby
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Erased
Replies: 3
Views: 2911


? Whether something floats or sinks in water has little to do with surface tension. If the mass of water displaced by the object weighs more than the object does, then that object floats--like a battleship--or a body.

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by blcr11
Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: drowning
Replies: 3
Views: 1725


Hey thanks, I ended up concluding that most respiration is occuring at shoot and root apical meristems, or other photosynthate "sinks", whereas the leaves are "sources". This would explain the lack of respiration in the leaves (or lack of relationship to leaf area), as ...

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by flux101
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Please Help! Question with plant use of CO2 and Statistics..
Replies: 2
Views: 2373
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