bilge water


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bilge water

n.
1. Water that collects and stagnates in the bilge of a ship.
2. Slang Nonsense.
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Noun1.bilge water - water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
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"All right then; limpid, salubrious: no gush of bilge water had turned it to fetid puddle.
Notwithstanding that its walls were blotched, as if missionary maps were bursting out of them to impart geographical knowledge; notwithstanding that its weird furniture was forlornly faded and musty, and that the prevailing Venetian odour of bilge water and an ebb tide on a weedy shore was very strong; the place was better within, than it promised.
[USPRwire, Mon Aug 19 2019] Bilge Pump Market: Introduction A bilge pump is a type of water pump which is used to eliminate rubbish or oily bilge water. These bilge pumps are used widely used in the marine and shipping applications such as boat, yachts, ships, etc.
Summary: A bilge pump is a type of water pump which is used to eliminate rubbish or oily bilge water. These bilge pumps are used widely used in the marine and shipping applications such as boat, yachts, ships, etc.
If a trickle of rusty bilge water did dribble out, you then had to find some soap.
The Palermo-based company admitted that the ship's crew intentionally discharged bilge water and oily waste from the vessel's engine room into the sea, according to court documents.
There were a few inches of bilge water in there and thick black slime lining the bottom of the bilge."
Ancient mariners found out that it was not age alone that improved the quality of the fibre of wood in a ship, but the straining and wrenching of the vessels by the wind and the waves, the chemical action of the bilge water and the weight of many kinds of cargo she carried.
rounds and inspections, the bilge water (1) level appears to be nearing
But the crown jewel of the project is the upland facility that will be home to a bilge water treatment facility.
were slapped with hefty fines in connection with the illegal dumping of tons of oil sludge and polluted bilge water from a cargo ship ironically named Ocean Hope.