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grey water

noun
1.
household waste water that can be reused for some purposes without purification, e.g. bath water, which can be used to water plants Compare black water
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  • To the west is a dam, holding back a broad, shallow sheet of grey water, with dead trees standing in it.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • Frontward was the small lake's grey water, rearward an avenue of limes.

  • "Things never come tae an ending, lassie," he said, his little red-brown eyes looking out over the grey water.

    Captivity M. Leonora Eyles
  • How safe, indeed, how safe and kind and cool in its girdle of grey water!

    The Outrage Annie Vivanti
  • He rested there, leaning over the parapet, looking down at the grey water.

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • On an aged soap-box behind the house, several inches of grey water in a battered tin-pan indicated a previous effort.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Donnington turned quickly, and stared down into the grey water.

    From Out the Vasty Deep Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
  • He turned at the sound of footsteps on the road and saw one of Halkett's men walking through that semblance of grey water.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • The river stretched to broad lengths; gulls were on the grey water, knots of seaweed, and the sea-foam curled in advance of us.

  • There is a little mutter of gun-fire somewhere across the grey water where a fleet is at work.

    Sea Warfare Rudyard Kipling

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