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Synonyms for ballast

Synonyms for ballast

any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

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coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads

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an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals

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a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)

an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps

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make steady with a ballast

References in classic literature ?
If, for example, there should be a deposition of moisture upon the silk, and the machine begins to descend in consequence, there will be no necessity for discharging ballast to remedy the increase of weight, for it is remedied, or counteracted, in an exactly just proportion, by the deposit on the ground of just so much of the end of the rope as is necessary.
We steered due West ; but as the trailing of the buoys materially impeded our progress, and we had the balloon abundantly at command, either for ascent or descent, we first threw out fifty pounds of ballast, and then wound up (by means of a windlass) so much of the rope as brought it quite clear of the sea.
At noon, to-day, ascended to an elevation of nearly 25,000 feet, by discharging ballast.
We rigged up a single short mast and light sail, fastened planking down over the ballast to form a deck, worked her out into midstream with a couple of sweeps, and dropped our primitive stone anchor to await the turn of the tide that would bear us out to sea.
While we waited we devoted the time to the con-struction of an upper deck, since the one immediately above the ballast was some seven feet from the gunwale.
On the second night she shifted her ballast into the lee bow, and by that time we had been blown off somewhere on the Dogger Bank.
has developed an innovative new ballast with the aim of expanding daylight harvesting into mainstream fluorescent lighting applications.
2% to the undisturbed closing price of 18 May 2015, the date before the announcement by Ballast Nedam that it was conducting exploratory discussions with several foreign parties on the possibilities for a merger or takeover of Ballast Nedam;
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The Hyde Guardian Gold BWT process uses competent filtration and ultraviolet disinfection to treat ships ballast water to stop the spread of invasive species from port to port.
Geller of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington counted and identified the creatures residing in the ballast water of 159 ships in Coos Bay, Ore.
First, the suspected ballast pile is near the seventeenth century anchor and associated artifact material described in the Deep Blue Marine press release of 10-02-06.
One of the foreign parties involved has approached Ballast Nedam at the end of 2014 and with this party Ballast Nedam was discussing the possible scenario of a takeover of parts of the infrastructure portfolio at the end of April.
The Global Ballast Water Treatment System Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the ballast water treatment system industry.
As large freighters unload their cargo, they fill ballast tanks and floodable cargo holds with water from the harbor.