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washout

n. a failure; a fiasco. The whole project was a washout. A lost cause from beginning to end.
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Using several rods will serve you best, and you should fish them on the sides of the washouts and then cover the center as well.
Sydney, Oct 26 ( ANI ): The likely washout of Saturday's fifth ODI against India in Cuttack may reportedly have a silver lining for Australia by freshening up players like Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson ahead of the return Ashes series in Australia.
Though some authors (3) have achieved accelerated washout using autoclaved components, this approach is not possible with every machine and may not be practical in an emergency.
Washouts most frequently occur around bridges and drainage culverts.
Introducing the EnviroWash at the World of Concrete - The Only Closed-Loop Concrete Washout Solution That Prevents Nearly 90% of Rainwater and Groundwater Contamination
Washouts occur where a breaking wave or swell returns offshore from the beach.
Four wins and two washouts leave Warwickshire well-placed with three games left.
The patent-pending light-emitting array built into Phlash is unique and specifically engineered to provide full-frame lighting that's even and color-balanced, eliminating hotspots and washouts.
19-21 that added to the washouts and mud, 17 roads remain closed.
We understand sea-level rise and periodic storm washouts, but we have a 50-year recreational resource here that will never be replaced once it's engineered out of existence.
Since January, the Los Angeles Department of Public Works tracked 67 flooded locations, 424 washouts and slides, 524 trees or large tree limbs down, and 19,717 potholes.
But the town's connections to Santa Clarita - Bouquet Canyon Road and San Francisquito Road southbound - could stay closed for weeks or longer because of massive washouts.