sullage

[ suhl-ij ]
/ ˈsʌl ɪdʒ /

noun

refuse or waste; sewage.
silt; sediment.

Origin of sullage

First recorded in 1545–55; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for sullage

  • 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

filth or waste, esp sewage
sediment deposited by running water

Word Origin for sullage

C16: perhaps from French souiller to sully; compare Old English sol mud
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