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an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome

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a two-wheeled military vehicle carrying artillery ammunition

a chest to hold ammunition

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large watertight chamber used for construction under water

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Twelve caissons are in the Cromarty Firth waiting to be moved to Aberdeen.
"Ten concrete caissons have been placed in the harbour and 120,000 tonnes of fill material has been deposited behind the caissons on Dunnottar Quay.
Pipetech has launched a new Active Caisson Management service following a number of recent projects with North Sea operators.
The solution aims to drive cost efficiencies, whilst maintaining asset integrity throughout the lifecycle of the caisson. It involves a single sourced, full range of services including inspection, cleaning and coating
Une fois la victime prise en charge dans un centre de medecine hyperbare, elle sera decomprimee en caisson. Le caisson est compose de deux compartiments.
The asset acquisition package includes 170 active wells, 70 platforms, 70 caissons and other offshore structures.
Neway group managing director Peter Sinkinson said the pumping work enabled engineers to get access to watertight lock gates, known as caissons, which had to be swapped to allow refurbishment work on one.
THE CAISSONS ARE STILL ROLLING ALONG, BUT BUDGET CONSTRAINTS MAY HAVE LEFT THE WHEELS WOBBLING A BIT.
It comprises two 6.5m wide caissons, which can each carry up to eight boats and 250,000 litres of water.
Caissons have been floated and then sunk onto a prepared foundation for the yzmit Gulf Bridge, which is the main transit point of the project that encompasses Gebze-Orhangazi-yzmir.
Metal boxes, or caissons, were attached to side and filled with water
In order to prevent foundation settlement, the company recommends the use of piers, piles or caissons to strengthen a foundation.
The project would feature 238 giant airtight chambers known as caissons, each 75m wide, linked to 1,026 turbines across the estuary.
The project would feature 238 giant airtight chambers known as Caissons, each 75 metres wide, linked to 1,026 turbines across the estuary.
Fabricating the large caisson clamps is a permanent solution consisting of installing three piles next to the SIRI subsea storage tank and connecting them to the caissons with the fabricated clamps including cable stays.