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  • n. Material that has been separated by draining


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  • If he were anti-semitic, he would be blasting us with daily essays on the water pollution caushed by kosher blood drainings and the common linguistic ancestry of yiddish and satanic chants.

    Matthew Yglesias » Wieseltier vs Sullivan

  • Trafigura said in a statement that the ship contained waste generated during cargo operations, which included tank drainings, cargo residues, tank washings and other oil mixtures.

    Trafigura Loses Appeal on Two Waste Charges

  • Any of these is preferable to shuffling around a drowsy cluster of third-hand camping supplies, wearing tattered fingerless gloves and pulling on a hip-flask of thermometer drainings.

    Ned Goldreyer: A Tale of Tent Cities

  • The water is a gumbo of storm surge mixed with the drainings of fractured sewage plants, split tanks from oil storage depots and broken refineries.

    A Ravaged Coast

  • The sober citizen who would never submit his watch or his motor to amateur tamperings freely submits his lakes to drainings, fillings, dredgings, pollutions, stabilizations, mosquito control, algae control, swimmer's itch control, and the planting of any fish able to swim.

    Excerpts from Aldo Leopold's Writings

  • He studied the subject until he found that the drainings really of those rich beds of coal furnished the coal-oil that was worth pumping, and then he found how it came up with the living springs.

    Acres of Diamonds

  • “What if the nature of these energy drainings is hostile?”

    Creative Couplings

  • I saw again the Rhymni river, and crossed it by a bridge; the river here was filthy and turbid, owing of course to its having received the foul drainings of the neighbouring coal works.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • The liquid, or molasses, which remains after the first crystallization is returned to the vacuum pan and reboiled, and this reboiling of the drainings is repeated two or three times, with a gradually decreasing result in the quality and quantity of the sugar.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Choosing a place which seemed most likely to have received the drainings of the hills, and on which a little rain-water still remained, we dug

    Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales


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