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sullage

[suhl-ij] /ˈsʌl ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
refuse or waste; sewage.
2.
silt; sediment.
Origin of sullage
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; origin uncertain
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  • They ask leave to bore ten feet lower, to prevent the possibility of what they call "a choking with sullage."

British Dictionary definitions for sullage

sullage

/ˈsʌlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
filth or waste, esp sewage
2.
sediment deposited by running water
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from French souiller to sully; compare Old English sol mud
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