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- n. Plural form of bilge.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bilge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. in a vessel with two hulls, an enclosed area between the frames at each side.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. in a vessel with two hulls, an enclosed area between the frames at each side
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Next time I see a chief engineer crawling around the bilges will be the first time.
I spent the next two years as a messenger, serving coffee to engineers in the propulsion plants, diving in the bilges to retrieve tools dropped by my White counterparts and being barred from the chem lab, where only White sailors were allowed.
OOh gosh 20 whole cm women & children first, man the life boats, wind the winches & pump the bilges.
The Mission has made do with an acting ambassador, flashing a clear message that for all the U.S. "engagement," the chronic need to clean the bilges of the U.N. ranks low among Washington's priorities.
They were about to go through a hatchway down to the bilges when they were suddenly accosted by a watchman, who had heard noises and left the party to investigate.
A common practice is the illegal cleaning of bilges and holding tanks at sea.
Yes, that makes it look so much better: when in actual fact the bilges are full of water and the ship is taking on more by the minute.
The water flooded right through the galley then into the bilges.
Shocked and disbelieving, my head still reeling, I desperately tried to come to grips with what had happened while checking the bilges for water and the hull for damage.
I offered to take the wheel, and Bruce gallantly set to work bailing the bilges.
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