black water


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black water

n
household waste water that cannot be reused without purification. Compare grey water
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The iceberg drifts slowly, over the black water, through the ashy light.
THE WEEK FOLLOWING Christmas brought in a thaw, and by New Year's Day all the world about us was a broth of grey slush, and the guttered slope between the windmill and the barn was running black water. The soft black earth stood out in patches along the roadsides.
Paus- ing at one time to look about him he saw, out at some black water, a small animal pounce in and emerge directly with a gleaming fish.
You feel that they are dishonestly locked up, to be hunted about from wharf to wharf on a dark, greasy, square pool of black water as a brutal reward at the end of a faithful voyage.
Could they have reached either the canoe or the Kincaid they would have made short work of any whom they found there, but the gulf of black water intervening shut them off from farther advance as effectually as though it had been the broad ocean that separated them from their prey.
In my fancy, I saw the boat with its convict crew waiting for them at the slime-washed stairs, - again heard the gruff "Give way, you!" like and order to dogs - again saw the wicked Noah's Ark lying out on the black water.
Ye have the stones; now ye would go to Natal and across the moving black water and sell them, and be rich, as it is the desire of a white man's heart to be.
No, no; only black water! All ready the boats there?
He ran out to the middle of the swamp, disturbing the duck as he ran, and sat down on a moss-coated tree-trunk lapped in the black water. The marsh was awake all round him, for in the spring the Bird People sleep very lightly, and companies of them were coming or going the night through.
Now she saw the sight of death, for the dead lay before her like black water in a sunless pool.
The gentlemen, having smoked a certain number of cigarettes, dropped the glowing ends into the river, and looked for a time at the ripples wrinkling the black water beneath them, undressed too, and lay down at the other end of the boat.
Slight puffs came and went, and whenever they were strong enough to wake up the black water the murmur alongside ran through my very heart in a delicate crescendo of delight and died away swiftly.