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black water

noun
1.
wastewater from toilets, garbage disposal, and industrial processes.
Compare gray water.
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  • He struggled forward breast-deep, waist-deep, knee-deep, in the black water.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • I wonder at your honour, and you no more than out of the black water!

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • She sees him drifting—over the black water, through the ashy light.

    The Frozen Deep Wilkie Collins
  • He saw nothing except 133 a circle of black water about the boat.

    Billy Topsail & Company Norman Duncan
  • There was no white line of foam to betray her movement through the black water.

    A Little Traitor to the South Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • All was still as far as the eye could reach over the black water.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • He had no doubt Jimmy's body was now floating somewhere in that stretch of black water!

    Bobby of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • Was he hidden under the black water that filled the bottom of the ravine?

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • "I live, Tekewani, though I saw the teeth of rocks beneath the black water," she urged gently.

British Dictionary definitions for black water

black water

noun
1.
household waste water that cannot be reused without purification Compare grey water
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