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Encyclopedia > Scouring

It is a process for the removal of oil, sizing, dirt, grease, and swint from fabrics. Sizing is a substance that is applied to fibers during paper manufacture in order to curb their tendency to absorb liquids by capillary action. ... A variety of fabric. ...

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Scour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (421 words)
Scour Inc. was a search engine for multimedia on the Internet, and provided Scour Exchange, an early peer-to-peer file exchange service.
Scour was founded by five students (Vince Busam, Michael Todd, Dan Rodriques, Jason Droege and Kevin Smilak) from the Computer Science Dept. of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997.
Despite Scour's declarations of innocence, the company was not able to raise money to continue operations, laid off most of its staff in September of that year and declared bankruptcy, to protect itself from the lawsuit, shortly afterwards.
Use of TDR to detect bridge scour (3564 words)
The envisioned TDR scour detection system measures the length of a buried cable, where flanges attached to the cable are expected to be torn off by high drag forces as the river bed is scoured away, thus shearing the cable at the flange connection.
Measurements of scour at bridges founded on shallow footings indicate maximum scour occurs around the upstream side of the pier footing during floods, as shown in FIGURE 1.
As the backfill is tremmied to the existing river bottom elevation, the casing is removed, leaving the exposed length of cable with the attached flanges buried in a sand column adjacent to the footing.
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