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  1. water-ballast

    Water when used to stiffen a ship, whether carried in casks, tanks, bags, or otherwise. The iron screw-colliers of the present day have immense tanks constructed in their floors, on the upper part of which the coals rest; when they are discharged, the tanks are allowed to fill with water, which acts as ballast for the return voyage, and is pumped out by the engine as the coals are taken in.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of water-ballast in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of water-ballast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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