sounding line

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Synonyms for sounding line

(nautical) plumb line for determining depth

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Overloaded, possibly pretentious, certainly obscurely linked metaphors, juicy phrases, then a solid sounding line to congeal on.
Alberto Nunez Feijoo, president of the Xunta of Galicia, recently traveled to Brazil for contract talks between Galician shipyards and Sete Brasil, which already has contracts with Petrobras for the construction of sounding lines for exploring oil wells.
Reflected Architecture announces an endgame: "Instruments of design have become as sharp as lancets and as sensitive as sounding lines, we can use them for a delicate lobotomy.