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silo

an airtight and insect-proof container used to store agricultural products and to make ensilage. May be made of concrete, rarely of brick, or of glass-lined steel or be a hole dug in the ground, or two parallel barricades lined with plastic. Those used for grain storage need only to be insect-proof and airtight. Those used for ensilage making need also to be resistant to the corrosive effect of the acids produced during anaerobic fermentation. See also ensilage.

silo gas
nitrogen dioxide.
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This quite often results in the collapse of the walls and the roof into the silo chamber.
The colonels also claimed that no one could locate the Iranian silos by satellite, although the Russians have mapped American silos by satellite and the Americans have mapped the Russian silos.
Burial C555: an articulated burial found in Silo 339, oriented north-south with the skull in the south.
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The grey concrete of the silos is preserved as a reminder of the project's raison d'etre, but their stark contours are now fleshed out by an armature of habitable layers, like plump, buzzing honeycombs attached to a tree trunk.
You could use old silo tops for all kinds of small and medium sized livestock.
Its efforts, along with Wiley's one-man hunger strike--which eventually landed him an impromptu meeting with Governor Joe Manchin--finally led to success when the DEP revoked the permit for the second silo that was to be built beside the school.
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SO Hobbs said: "Unfortunately the silo was more full than had been anticipated for this time of year and someone had inadvertently switched on the heater which was covered by these pellets.
Police authorities have ordered all power plant employees to evacuate from the facility after fierce fire broke out from the silo Thursday evening.
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