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reclamation


The Bureau of Reclamation is trying to put all waste water to a second use.
  the recovery of something desirable from something undesirable
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Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb reclaim to a noun.
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  • The Bureau of Reclamation is trying to put all waste water to a second use.
  • ...any place there was mining before the 1970s, there’s a real need for reclamation.
    Tom Rathbun
  • We drive along Reclamation Street through markets and boutiques.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • And since West Virginia has a reclamation act, meaning the coal companies have to put the land back close to how they found it, the companies take the overburden, dump it in a valley, hydroseed it, fertilize it, cover it with mulch, and go on their way.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • She spoke belligerently about her work not being charity, but "human reclamation."
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • It had been launched in one piece, as a low-orbit satellite, packed full of the water reclamation equipment; it was designed to have no wasted space.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • "You make the demand badly," replied Aramis; "and while acknowledging the justice of your reclamation, I refuse it on account of the form."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • There is a reclamation chamber off the other room.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The reclamation of racial beauty in the sixties stirred these thoughts, made me think about the necessity for the claim.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • That was one of the parts of the journal that got Marther into a lot of trouble with orthodox people, for it implied that deviations, so far from being a curse, were performing, however slowly, a work of reclamation.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids

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  • At that point, the Transit Authority hired William Bratton to head the transit police, and the second stage of the reclamation of the subway system began.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The reclamation of dunams of waste arenary soil, proposed in the prospectus of Agendath Netaim, Bleibtreustrasse, Berlin, W. 15, by the cultivation of orange plantations and melonfields and reafforestation.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • What price was I to pay for freedom? I was convinced that some of my toes were beyond reclamation.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Of the larger cities of the land, only Zenith had hesitated to submit its vices to Mike Monday and his expert reclamation corps.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • But as for Yeobright, when he looked from the heights on his way he could not help indulging in a barbarous satisfaction at observing that, in some of the attempts at reclamation from the waste, tillage, after holding on for a year or two, had receded again in despair, the ferns and furze-tufts stubbornly reasserting themselves.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • We were expected to use our suits’ reclamation systems for that.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Then Tappan would speak about the reclamation of souls for the Lord God, the need to "take our black brethren to our breast and provide them with the jewels of Christianity and civilized knowledge."
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The Wyatt Reclamation Project.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "It really is a bit too thick," the Head Mistress of Eton was saying to the Director of Crematoria and Phosphorus Reclamation.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • As for his sister, she might have been removed, like Winston himself, to one of the colonies for homeless children (Reclamation Centres, they were called) which had grown up as a result of the civil war, or she might have been sent to the labour camp along with his mother, or simply left somewhere or other to die.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The Spirit must have heard him thinking, for it said immediately: "Your reclamation, then.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • The sign by the gate said: GOVERNMENT PROPERTY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DESERT RECLAMATION TEST STATION Leavitt drove through the gates and parked by the wooden building.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Petrocelli, Reclamation Invoice Division.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • The Snake River Reclamation Project was offering cheap water for irrigation, funded by the U.S. government, that would convert the desert of southern Idaho into lush farmland.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • I seem to recall something about this Institute taking charge of a reclamation project.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • But this deception would probably not have stopped our fiery young man if the host had not reflected that the reclamation which his guest made was perfectly just.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Marshville had been the end of the Line for months past; service to Wyatt Junction had been discontinued long ago; Dr. Ferris’ Reclamation Project had been abandoned this winter.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • And the turning on of electricity in ships, portholes of moon, the blue glide of a tug, the harbour road and its ship chandlers, soap makers, ice on bicycles, the hidden anonymous barber shops behind the pink dirt walls of Reclamation Street.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • They bought the ranch by means of a loan from Washington under a project for the reclamation of distressed areas, such as Arizona.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
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