"Then speak, in Heaven's name; or I certainly shall throw myself into the bilge water," Josephine says desperately.
The arrangement for baling out the bilge water is extremely laborious.
Like bad eggs, salt, and tenpenny nails biled in bilge water.
The 'atches are battened down, it's as 'ot as a furnace, and the stink of the bilge water's enough to knock you down.
“There are worse smells than bilge water,” replied the captain.
Gage, depth of water in a vessel—this water is called “bilge water.”
The old tar was pleased mightily, and the smell of oakum and bilge water appeared to act on him like a tonic.
He leant back and puffed great clouds into the air, filling the small den with an odour suggestive of bilge water and cemeteries.
The only way to do this was to creep under the bunkers among the bilge water, an unpleasant and dangerous task.
She's been lyin' inside o' the harbor, half full o' bilge water, fer more'n a year, an' ain't wuth scuttlin'.