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  • n. Waste water contaminated with fecal matter, urine, or industrial contamination.


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  • Paula wrung black water from a black neckerchief then tenderly wiped it across Black Elk's face.


  • Avoid nonbiodegradable products such as solvent and preservative-based chemicals, as these won’t do a better job, but will make your discharged black water difficult to process into ultimately pure groundwater through the Earth’s natural processes.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • He guided the skiff to a point some five or six ells away, where the still, black water was very deep, and paused to listen.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • For nearly two minutes he'd dangled above the wind-torn black water of a freshly opened lead before we'd managed to drag him back to safety.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • Green, white, or even black water pleases me better than this uncanny-looking element, which seems to be of all the colors of the rainbow, except that of any wholesome water, salt or fresh, that one ever saw before.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • Alvin could feel the black water under the thin shell of crystal, roiling with hate.

    He Don't Know Him


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