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bilge water

Nautical, bilge (def 1d).
Also called bilge. Slang. foolish, worthless, or offensive talk or ideas; nonsense; rubbish.
Origin of bilge water
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She blames oily bilge water dumped from ships for much of the destruction.
  • Bunny, it turned out, was in the bilge water right beneath my canvas seat.
  • Avoid pumping any bilge water that is oily or has sheen.
  • Engine room bilge water and oily wastes are typically collected and disposed of through a licensed disposal company.
  • Pump-outs are not designed to handle bilge water or solid objects.
  • Emptying of oil-contaminated ballast and bilge water into an estuary is another way of polluting it.
  • Remove bilge water daily or more frequently as needed.
  • Never pump oil- or fuel-contaminated bilge water overboard, and always dispose of drain oil properly.
  • Most of the drums contained oily bilge water residue.
  • Discharges may include ballast water, bilge water, deck runoff and gray water.

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