sewage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sewage waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the summer of 1858, the smell of the sewage in the Thames River in London was so bad that the Members of Parliament had to leave from the chamber of the House of Commons. This was a result of two million people dumping all their sewage into the river
    • Sewage Sewerage, 2.
    • Sewage The contents of a sewer or drain; refuse liquids or matter carried off by sewers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sewage The matter which passes through sewers; excreted and waste matter, solid and liquid, carried off in sewers and drains. Also sewerage.
    • n sewage Same as sewerage, 1.
    • n sewage Synonyms See sewerage.
    • sewage To fertilize by the application of sewage.
    • sewage To furnish with sewers; drain with sewers; sewer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sewage refuse carried off by sewers
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Quotations

  • George Meredith
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    “She poured a little social sewage into his ears.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. seuwiere, a canal—L. ex, out, aqua, water.

Usage

In literature:

There were not many people to disturb them, and no sewage to starve them out.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
This flow of moral sewage to our shores is constant and unceasing.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Practically all of the house to house sewage system of San Francisco had been destroyed.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
So far as the removal of house sewage alone is concerned, the work need by no means be very costly.
"Village Improvements and Farm Villages" by George E. Waring
Sewage with them is the key to civilization.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
No sanitary regulations were enforced and the absence of any provisions for sewage led to fearful pestilences.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
It may be well, however, to treat it from the sewage aspect.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
After the fire $10,000,000 was appropriated for a new sewage system (begun 1906).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
With sewage it is the same situation.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
All waste products are classified into three distinct groups: (1) refuse, (2) garbage, and (3) sewage.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
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In news:

The state health department has issued new regulations for residential and commercial on-site sewage systems that will go into effect on Monday.
Federal Ban Set To Take Effect To Prevent Sewage Dumping By Large Ships Off California Coastline.
But, they only face limited restrictions on where they can dump sewage.
Gowanus Flood Waters Full of Sewage, Not Toxic Waste .
Sewage leak went undetected for weeks.
A damaged sewer line caused a sewage overflow in the Catonsville area that flowed undetected for weeks, county officials announced in a statement on Wednesday.
The Ducks rolled out their 1,567th uniform combination on Saturday…Go Team Sewage Water.
Partially untreated sewage in the James River.
4 million gallons of untreated or partially treated sewage being released into Wolf Creek.
Joshua Gunter, The Plain Dealer The Northeast Ohio Regional District is planning to build seven massive tunnels, like this one, designed to help stop storm water and sewage from getting into Lake Erie.
Residents Not Happy with Proposed Hike in Vestal Sewage Rates.
Who's responsible for the proposed big increase in sewage rates for Vestal residents.
Cincinnati Storm- Water Pipe Eliminates Raw Sewage in River.
Deep tunnel sewage plant gets supervisory control with HMI software.
245 million sewage plant upgrades nearly complete.
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In science:

Unfortunately, this word has rather less savory connotations in modern Greek, translating roughly to “sewage pit”.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
Similarly, the process diagram – industrial, domestic, and chilled water, the mine dewatering system, sewage, and fire protection – is diagrammed in Figure E.8.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Common waste collection facility: Waste from each ejector sump will be pumped to a holding tank at a central collection point located on the 4850 level near the Ross shaft. The sewage holding tank will be emptied to a portable tank on an as-needed basis.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Common waste collection facility: Waste from each ejector sump will be pumped to a holding tank at a central collection point located on the 7400 level near the No. 6 Winze shaft. The sewage holding tank will be emptied to a portable tank on an as-needed basis for transport to the surface.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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