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black water

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

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • Was he hidden under the black water that filled the bottom of the ravine?

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • She sees him drifting—over the black water, through the ashy light.

    The Frozen Deep Wilkie Collins
  • By the side of the rock ran a deep gulf filled with black water.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • There was no white line of foam to betray her movement through the black water.

    A Little Traitor to the South Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • “Look over here, straight down into the black water,” said Jack.

    Jack at Sea George Manville Fenn
  • He had no doubt Jimmy's body was now floating somewhere in that stretch of black water!

    Bobby of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • Did Garstin realise the danger of the black water that was rising, ever rising?

  • "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

household waste water that cannot be reused without purification Compare grey water
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