Erik Hoover grinchy at GRINCHY.COM
Wed Aug 31 16:35:07 UTC 2005

Look again for unwatering in Google.  It appears to be a civil and
military engineering term. 697 hits.

On Aug 31, 2005, at 9:08 AM, Russ McClay wrote:

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> From an article about Hurricane Katrina:
> The Army Corps of Engineers and local officials scrambled to plug
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> "We need to close the gaps and un-water the city," said John Hall, a
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> I didn't find any google hits for un-water in this sense (drain).
> Russ
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