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caisson

A casing or cylinder used to sink shafts into wet or unstable ground,or a watertight structure within which construction is conducted under water. Often used in bridge building;sometimes used in commercial construction.
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Coffers were even used as banks - Henry II cut a hole in the top and placed them in all churches for cash contributions for the relief of the Holy Land.
As per the estimates the water level in the reservoir would have increased to 1,483 by mid July 2016, and subsequently over flow the coffer dam.
Caption: The SCC mix design accounted for a coffer light reflectance target David Chipperfield Architects envisioned to augment natural lighting and fixtures in the $160 million East Building.
In the new design, acoustical panels were placed in every other ceiling coffer. Alternating every other coffer with lighting and acoustical tile treatments dramatically enhanced the space's acoustical properties, Bruch says.
Taking a dig at Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Banerjee, said the former had drained the coffers of the state government.
Nick Coffer and son Archie on the book cover and his noodle soup recipe RECIPE OF THE WEEK From the Welsh Culinary Team Dion Jones, chef de partie at Carden Park hotel, Chester BOTTLED water importer turned cooking personality Nick Coffer has a recipe book out and a radio show on the go, yet only began imparting his culinary wisdom two years ago.
Turning to the Boulle furniture securely attributed to the master himself, the north-west corner of the Third State Room displays a sarcophagus-shaped toilet coffer and stand, veneered with contre-partie marquetry of tortoiseshell on a ground of pewter and dating from about 1684 (Fig.
Andrew coffer's decision to turn his back on football and give athletics a go paid off handsomely when he triumphed in the BUPA Junior Great North Run.
Chester-le-street's Andrew Coffer won Saturday's BUPA Junior Great North Run held at the Quayside.
# SIR - The health and safety reasons espoused for not recovering the remains of the stern of the Newport mediaeval ship are inconsistent with the preliminary digging which would have been necessary prior to driving in the shuttering of the coffer dam.
Afterward the costume was kept in a wooden coffer, which served as a changing room during the performance.