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beaching
 n.— «Dofasco spokesperson Andrew Sloan said the incident in question occurred when excess molten iron was poured into shallow pits by the plant—a process known as “beaching.” The pits had snow in them and the reaction caused a “sizeable, visible emission.” Mr. Sloan said Dofasco is working to resolve beaching problems, which he attributed to “an unbelievably humid winter with the extra snow.”» —“Ministry eyes charges over Dofasco flare-up” by Richard Leitner Stoney Creek News (Dundas, Ontario, Canada) Mar. 21, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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