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Carson Sink

(Encyclopedia) Carson Sink, swampy area, c.100 sq mi (260 sq km), W Nev.; a remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan. Fallon National Wildlife Refuge is located there. The Carson River (c.125 mi/200 km long), ...

Carson

(Encyclopedia) Carson, city (1990 pop. 83,995), Los Angeles co., S Calif., an industrial and residential suburb of Los Angeles; inc. 1968. Oil refining is the major industry; fabricated metals, paper, and oth...

Salton Sink

(Encyclopedia) Salton Sink: see Salton Sea .

sinking fund

(Encyclopedia) sinking fund, sum set apart periodically from the income of a government or a business and allowed to accumulate in order ultimately to pay off a debt. A preferred investment for a sinking fund...

shaft sinking

(Encyclopedia) shaft sinking, excavation from the surface of an opening in the earth. Shafts, which are generally vertical, are usually distinguished from tunnels , which are horizontal. Little difficul...

Carson City

(Encyclopedia) Carson City, city (1990 pop. 40,443), state capital, W Nev., in the Eagle valley; inc. 1875. The city is a trade center for a mining and agricultural area. State government is the major employe...

The Sinking of the "Hunley"

The Question: I wanted to know more about the submarine "The Hunley." When and where did it go down? Why? The Answer: The Hunley…

Carson, Edward Henry Carson, Baron

(Encyclopedia) Carson, Edward Henry Carson, Baron, 1854–1935, Irish politician. After a successful legal career in Dublin, he was elected to the British Parliament (1892) and called to the English bar (1893...

Carson, Johnny

(Encyclopedia) Carson, Johnny, 1925–2005, American television entertainer, b. Corning, Iowa. Carson, who grew up in Nebraska, began his career as a magician, then wrote comedy sketches for radio and hosted ...