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black water

noun
1.
wastewater from toilets, garbage disposal, and industrial processes.
Compare gray water.
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  • I wonder at your honour, and you no more than out of the black water!

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • He saw nothing except 133 a circle of black water about the boat.

    Billy Topsail & Company

    Norman Duncan
  • All was still as far as the eye could reach over the black water.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • But we hear that you Romanichals over the black water understand it.

    The Gypsies Charles G. Leland
  • Mayo toiled in the wallow of black water till his muscles ached.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Was he hidden under the black water that filled the bottom of the ravine?

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • On the Monday a farm on the black water was marked with the red cross.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • By the side of the rock ran a deep gulf filled with black water.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • Her first idea was to disappear, to take a header into the black water!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
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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