from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A shovel for sludging out drains, etc.
- n. A bucket for removing mud from a bored hole; a sand pump.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cylinder, with a valve at the end, for removing the sludge from a bore-hole; a sand-pump, shell, or shell-pump.
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