Archimedes principle

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Ar·chi·me·des prin·ci·ple

(ahr-ki-mē'dēz prin'si-pĕl)
Tenet that a body placed in liquid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the liquid displaced.
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It seems another neighbour, a charming man, climbed onto the roof of the shower block during the hours of darkness and inserted a yellow hose into one of the storage tanks and, after a few inhalations of stale air, left the Archimedes Principle of water finding its own level to do the rest This neighbour has the greenest of hedge surrounds, loveliest of flower pots, delightful climbers and a pair of sparkling clean motor Mercs.
An unnamed expert at Strathclyde University in Glasgow worked out the real figures using the Archimedes principle.
The effect of the large pier on river levels at full tide, due to the Archimedes principle, would be very small, but this also can be diverted through the St Helens Canal.