Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Silt deposited by a current of water.
  • noun Waste materials or sewage; refuse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which defiles.
  • noun Drainage; sewage.
  • noun In founding, the scoria which rises to the surface of the molten metal in the ladle, and is held back when pouring to prevent porous and rough easting.
  • noun Silt and mud deposited by water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Drainage of filth; filth collected from the street or highway; sewage.
  • noun obsolete That which sullies or defiles.
  • noun (Founding) The scoria on the surface of molten metal in the ladle.
  • noun (Hydraul. Engin.) Silt; mud deposited by water.
  • noun (Founding) the sprue of a casting. See Sprue, n., 1 (b).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The liquid discharges from kitchens, wash basins, toilets etc; sewage
  • noun silt or sediment deposited from flowing water.
  • noun That which sullies or defiles.
  • noun metallurgy The scoria on the surface of molten metal in the ladle.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps from French souiller, to soil; see sully.]

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Compare suillage, sulliage.

Examples

  • Here it is: We've been there before and our noses are getting used to the smell of fiction, especially, it seems, when it's soaked in the sullage of race.

    Phillip Martin: ATM "Beating" Victim: Echo of the Charles Stuart Case

  • There were also plenty of wild and creative ideas, like, from Brookfield Properties, Diller Scofidio & Renfro's towers (pictured above) that are joined by a quarter-mile running track; mechanisms to reuse sullage for irrigation; patent-pending technology to create a better platform over the rail yards; a movie screen on which 20th Century Fox could premiere new films; and so on.

    Big Guns Spend Sunday Selling West Side Plans

  • There were also plenty of wild and creative ideas, like, from Brookfield Properties, Diller Scofidio & Renfro's towers (pictured above) that are joined by a quarter-mile running track; mechanisms to reuse sullage for irrigation; patent-pending technology to create a better platform over the rail yards; a movie screen on which 20th Century Fox could premiere new films; and so on.

    Big Guns Spend Sunday Selling West Side Plans

  • Country of swill and sullage, sump of the continent.

    Cold Mountain

  • Wastewater is either sullage (greywater), which is wastewater from kitchens and bathrooms, or sewage (blackwater), which includes sullage and is settled wastewater containing parts of human excreta, and water-borne waste.

    Chapter 5

  • Pressure can be taken off drainage fields by reducing the amount of water and solids flowing into the solids interceptor tank, e.g. by improved design of toilets which use less water or by preventing sullage from entering the tank.

    Chapter 5

  • When sullage disposal is also in the tank, a larger capacity is required for both the tank and the liquid effluent disposal system.

    Chapter 5

  • They allow the entry of sullage into the house sewers whilst preventing the escape of foul sewer gases.

    1. Intake structures

  • Country of swill and sullage, sump of the continent.

    Cold Mountain

  • The septic tank receives all domestic wastewater (sewage and sullage), and is suitable for wastewater from schools, hospitals, etc.

    Chapter 3

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  • Refuse; sewage; pollution; silt.

    May 16, 2008

  • (n): 1. defilement, pollution;

    2. (metallurgy) slag or scum on the surface of molten metal, also called scoria.

    January 16, 2009

  • See gray water.

    April 15, 2014

  • Brett’s drinking improved only ullage;

    His judgment was worn to a dull edge.

    Discernment unclear,

    He mistook for beer

    Concoctions of poisonous sullage.

    October 13, 2018