outfall

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n outfall the outlet of a river or drain or other source of water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Outfall A quarrel; a falling out.
    • Outfall The mouth of a river; the lower end of a water course; the open end of a drain, culvert, etc., where the discharge occurs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outfall To burst forth, as upon the enemy; make a sally.
    • n outfall The point or place of discharge of a river, drain, culvert, sewer, etc.; mouth; embouchure.
    • n outfall A sudden eruption of troops from a fortified place; a sally.
    • n outfall A quarrel; a falling out.
    • n outfall That which is discharged from an outfall. See outfall, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outfall owt′-fawl the place of discharge of a river, sewer, &c.:
    • n Outfall owt′-fawl (prov.) a quarrel.
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Usage

In literature:

In the bay of this headland, at the outfall of Thermodon, they ran ashore, for the sea was rough for their voyage.
"The Argonautica" by Apollonius Rhodius
Sanitary officer 24th Division called re beer used at Dranoutre taken from becque 3/4 mile below Locre sewage outfall.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
We speak from personal experience in this matter of outfalls.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
All works of Drainage (including Outfalls through adjoining Estates), Irrigation, Reclaiming, Enclosing, and otherwise improving Land.
"Notes and Queries, Number 76, April 12, 1851" by Various
All works of Drainage (including Outfalls through adjoining Estates), Irrigation, Reclaiming, Enclosing, and otherwise improving Land.
"Notes and Queries, Number 79, May 3, 1851" by Various
Outfall for cellar drain, 52.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
In setting about the draining of a field, or farm, or estate, the first point is to secure a proper outfall.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Near it is the outfall of the sewage of a large part of London.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
I am sure the outfall will be choked up in a few years.
"The MS. in a Red Box" by John Arthur Hamilton
This outfall, too, would be a good fishing spot.
"The Wolves of God" by Algernon Blackwood
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In news:

The Rainbow Municipal Water District approved a professional services contract with Tetra Tech to design the replacement of the district's wastewater outfall facility.
The Army Corps of Engineers finally has the go-ahead to choose a contractor to build permanent pump stations at the mouths of New Orleans' three outfall canals after a 13-month delay caused by legal wrangling.
An alligator that authorities believe was flushed down the toilet and found in a creek near a sewer outfall in Cleveland was near death until animal rescuers revived it.
1920 photo of raw sewage outfall in Seattle.
Prior to construction of a retention pond , the banks of Orange County, Fla.'s Anderson Road Outfall Ditch eroded rapidly, thanks to high stormwater runoff, peak timing of runoff, and volume of discharge.
Prior to construction of a retention pond, the banks of Orange County, Fla.'s Anderson Road Outfall Ditch eroded rapidly, thanks to high stormwater runoff, peak timing of runoff, and volume of discharge.
One of his favorite works depicts the outfall of Big Redfish Lake.
The US Environmental Protection Agency, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the City and County of Muskegon announced the completion of a contaminated sediment removal project at the Division Street Outfall to Muskegon Lake.
COLUMBIA — The Columbia City Council voted unanimously Monday to extend the Hinkson Creek sewer outfall by constructing 29,000 feet of extra sewage line.
The Plain Dealer reports that the workers found the reptile near a sewer outfall behind a pump station Thursday.
The water level reading of the lake is at 212.33 (212 feet 4 inches) as of last week and the lake has been at uncontrolled outfall flow since early October (all weir boards are removed).
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In science:

They show good agreement, with the exception of somewhat outfalling value for αv = 4.
Turbulence Spectra from Spectral Lines: Tests of the Velocity Channel Analysis and Velocity Coordinate Spectrum Techniques
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