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  1. soundings

    To be in soundings implies being so near the land that a deep-sea lead will reach the bottom, which is seldom practicable in the ocean. As soundings may, however, be obtained at enormous depths, and at great distances from the land, the term is limited in common parlance to parts not far from the shore, and where the depth is about 80 or 100 fathoms. Also, a name given to the specimen of the ground brought up adhering to the tallow stuck upon the base of the deep-sea lead, and distinguishing the nature of the bottom, as sand, shells, ooze, &c.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soundings in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soundings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Hillary Clinton:

    That is really artificial, all of those early soundings and polls, once you get into it, this is a Democratic election for our nominee and it gets really close, exciting. And it really depends upon on who can make the best case that you can be the nominee to beat whoever the Republicans put up and try to get your folks who support you to come out.

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