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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  • This method is not commonly used with large machines, although the small scale version, known as the sludger technique, has been extensively used in some areas.

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  • Scott, the outhouse archaeologist, says collectors remind him of the "daring forty-niners of the gold rush," while Dave-a "sludger" who excavates centuries-old treasures from New York's vast acreage of landfill-compares himself to Crocodile Dundee.

    Local Dumpster-Diving Lore: Wealth and Waste Are Wed

  • A sinking method that has been used quite successfully in India and Pakistan is called the "sludger" method.

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  • It will, however, usually be faster and require less work than sludger.

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  • Section three: Drilled wellsChapter 10: Introduction to drilled wellsChapter 11: Drilling and casing techniquesChapter 12: Construction: hand rotary and hand percussion methodsChapter 13: Construction: sludger methodChapter 14: Construction: driven and jettedChapter 15: The bottom section

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  • Hand percussion and fluid (sludger) · Materials required

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  • · sludger - This is a specific adaptation of a percussion technique which uses a drilling fluid but does not require a pump during drilling.

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  • · jetted - This technique will only work in the same places that the sludger method will and it requires more equipment and expertise.

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