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  • n. Plural form of sump.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sump.


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  • Part of the remediation, in a treaty with the Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality (all Democrats, mostly from Portland area --- have been since 1984 to present -- apptmnt. by Governor) the city installed many "sumps" that collect storm water runoff, don't clean it, and allow it to percolate into the groundwater.

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  • Amla tries to cut the new bowler Razzak but drags the ball back onto the sumps.22nd over: South Africa 106-1 Amla 51, Kallis 7 That's a fine stroke from Kallis, a force past point for four off the bowling of Shakib.

    Bangladesh v South Africa - live! | Rob Smyth

  • He followed the code and had the sumps put in even bought a tank truck and made it look like he was pumping the sumps and taking the toxic waste for proper disposal, but it was all fake.

    Democrats declare war on West Virginia. Again. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • The friends had first met when Watson was part of the 406, the department that did some of the rottenest jobs in the mill, such as cleaning out the grease pits and sumps.

    National Workers Memorial to be dedicated in Silver Spring

  • The Coast Guard proceeded to install recovery sumps that stopped the seepage to the surface, but did not affect the amount of petroleum in the ground.

    Greenpoint Oil Spill

  • Especially for someone who already looked like he had both feet in the grave and the more he talked; the cracks in his face framed two sumps where forlorn eyes told much more than what he was saying.

    Guanajuato Tour Guide Recommendation needed

  • Water trickles among the trees, seeking with its unerring instinct for declivity the drains and sumps hidden in the forest floor.

    An Experience Of Captivity

  • I am certain that they are as incensed as denizens of San Miguel when belittled by old, armpit scratching trailer park goobers living on polluted muddy sumps in the middle of nowhere.

    Article on San Miguel

  • Maybe Lake Bacalar but in Jalisco's and Michoacan's main muddy sumps, I think not.


  • Mechanics cleaned out plugged oil sumps, checked spark plugs and cylinders, inspected superchargers and electrical lines.

    Masters of the Air


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