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Compare suillage, sulliage.


  • IPA(key): /ˈsʌlɪd͡ʒ/
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sullage (usually uncountable, plural sullages)

  1. The liquid discharges from kitchens, washbasins, toilets etc; sewage.
  2. Silt or sediment deposited from flowing water.
  3. That which sullies or defiles.
    • 1692–1717, Robert South, Twelve Sermons Preached upon Several Occasions, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), 6th edition, London: [] J[ames] Bettenham, for Jonah Bowyer, [], published 1727, →OCLC:
      , "The Lineal Descent of Jesus of Nazareth from David by his Blessed Mother the Virgin Mary"
      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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  • Water Supply & Sanitation - by M. Feroze Ahmed & Md. Mujibur Rahman
  • OED 2nd edition 1989