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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Rotary, cylindrical or conical screen for sorting ore, coal, gravel, etc., according to size

Usage examples (17)
  • "trommel" that uses centrifugal force to extract smaller materials, a "destoner" to separate light and heavy things, a "star screen" to separate soft and hard objects,...
  • Top: Mr. Sherlund's trommel plant separates rock and dirt from the gold; bottom: Sherlund's gold melted into bars stored in vials.
  • The two new cues were recorded directly into the master for the scene 1 mix, and are very simple -- the first is a lute piece wrapped around Hermia and Lysander's conversation,...
  • Nearby, Mr. Sherlund's nephew Shane manipulated the long arm of a Caterpillar excavator to feed the dirt from the pile into a trommel: a big rotating barrel with water... for more
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