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English Dictionary: dredge by the DICT Development Group
6 results for dredge
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
  1. cover before cooking; "dredge the chicken in flour before frying it"
  2. search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
    Synonym(s): dredge, drag
  3. remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dredge \Dredge\, v. t.
      To sift or sprinkle flour, etc., on, as on roasting meat.
      --Beau. & Fl.
      {Dredging box}.
      (a) Same as 2d {Dredger}.
      (b) (Gun.) A copper box with a perforated lid; -- used for
            sprinkling meal powder over shell fuses. --Farrow.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dredge \Dredge\, n. [F. dr[8a]ge, dreige, fish net, from a word
      akin to E. draw; cf. D. dreg, dregge, small anchor, dregnet
      dragnet. [?][?][?][?]. See {Draw}.]
      1. Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as:
            (a) A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their
            (b) A dredging machine.
            (c) An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in
                  collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
      2. (Mining) Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in
            water. --Raymond.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dredge \Dredge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dredged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      To catch or gather with a dredge; to deepen with a dredging
      machine. --R. Carew.
      {Dredging machine}, a machine (commonly on a boat) used to
            scoop up mud, gravel, or obstructions from the bottom of
            rivers, docks, etc., so as to deepen them.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dredge \Dredge\, n. [OE. dragge, F. drag[82]e, dredge, also,
      sugar plum; cf. Prov. dragea, It. treggea; corrupted fr. LL.
      tragemata, pl., sweetmeats, Gr. [?], fr. [?] to gnaw.]
      A mixture of oats and barley. [Obs.] --Kersey.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      (Job 24:6). See {CORN}.
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