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suhb sahy duhns

  • n  an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
  • n  a gradual sinking to a lower level
  • n  the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it

  • Whatever the cause, natural subsidence is extremely slow and almost imperceptible.
  • Historically, that subsidence has been counteracted by sedimentation: new silt, sand and clay that are deposited when the river floods.
  • State geologists sped to the scene, not knowing beforehand whether to attribute the subsidence to dissolving limestone strata over subterranean caverns, or to some extinct .
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  • Heat Increasing into the Weekend
    High pressure will continue to build across Acadiana into the weekend with its subsidence (or sinking air) compressing the atmosphere, thereby allowing for hotter temperatures. Surface winds will turn westerly Thursday cutting off most of the cooling effects from the Gulf, with winds turning northwesterly Friday which could push our readings into the upper 90s in some spots. Temperatures will ...
    June 12, 2013 - KATC 3 Lafayette

  • David Ruffley in Ipswich Evening Star
    Tomorrow, Minister Wilson will be taking a submission to Cabinet that states that any existing house in Collingwood Park damaged by mine subsidence now or in the future will be repaired, or where beyond economic repair bought-out for the lifetime... Anna Bligh Media Newswire (press release) May 6, 2008 95951 127470 subsidence Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley said: I am pleased that the Highways Agency is now making some positive progress to correct the subsidence problem." "Although we will have to wait for a permanent solution, I'm sure that motorists using the...

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