sullage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare suillage, sulliage.

Noun[edit]

sullage (usually uncountable, plural sullages)

  1. The liquid discharges from kitchens, wash basins, toilets etc; sewage
    • Evelyn
      The streets were exceedingly large, well paved, having many vaults and conveyances under them for sullage.
  2. silt or sediment deposited from flowing water.
  3. That which sullies or defiles.
    • South
      It is the privilege of the celestial luminaries to receive no tincture, sullage, or defilement from the most noisome sinks and dunghills here below.
  4. (metallurgy) The scoria on the surface of molten metal in the ladle.

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References[edit]

  • Water Supply & Sanitation - by M. Feroze Ahmed & Md. Mujibur Rahman
  • OED 2nd edition 1989

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