tankage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tankage the act of storing in tanks
    • n tankage the charge for storing something in tanks
    • n tankage the quantity contained in (or the capacity of) a tank or tanks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tankage Fees charged for storage in tanks.
    • Tankage The act or process of putting or storing in tanks.
    • Tankage The capacity or contents of a tank or tanks.
    • Tankage (Agric) Waste matter from tanks; esp., the dried nitrogenous residue from tanks in which fat has been rendered, used as a fertilizer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tankage The undissolved solids which settle to the bottom of the tank in which animal garbage is boiled with water, the grease being removed by skimming and the tank-water drawn off. (See tank-water.) Tankage is used in the manufacture of mixed fertilizers.
    • n tankage The act or process of storing oil, etc., in a tank; also, the price charged or paid for storage in a tank; the capacity of a tank or tanks; quantity, as of oil, that may be in a tank or tanks.
    • n tankage The waste residue deposited in lixiviating-vats or in tanks in which fat is rendered. The latter product, dried, is much used as a fertilizer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Tankage the act of storing oil, &c., in tanks: the price charged for such storage: the capacity of a tank or series of tanks
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Port. tanque (Sp. estanque, O. Fr. estang)—L. stagnum, a stagnant pool.

Usage

In literature:

Some of them feed what is called tankage.
"Dust" by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
Digester tankage 12 lbs.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
The settlings are dried and ground and sold as tankage.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
Tankage for young pigs and meat scraps for chickens are high-grade proteins and are of animal origin.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Other materials were, in order, lime, compost, bone meal, ammonium sulphate, wood ash, tankage.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
After planting one shovelful of night soil, or two or three shovelfuls of cured slaughter house tankage, were applied to each tree.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Tankage may be used in part, and in it the nitrogen costs very little more per pound.
"Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
Her tankage and guidance were reproduced.
"If at First You Don't..." by John Brudy
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In news:

) * Water tankage: 73 gal.
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