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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Water that collects and stagnates in the bilge of a ship.
  • n. Slang Nonsense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. water which collects in the bilge or bottom of a ship or other vessel. It is often allowed to remain till it becomes very offensive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, water which enters a ship and lies upon her bilge or bottom. If allowed to remain, it acquires an offensive penetrating smell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
  • n. pretentious or silly talk or writing

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