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Sludge   /slədʒ/   Listen

The precipitate produced by sewage treatment.
Any thick, viscous matter.  Synonyms: goo, gook, goop, guck, gunk, muck, ooze, slime.

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"Sludge" Quotes from Famous Books

... added to wet the mixture thoroughly, which should be done some hours before it is wanted for use. Some persons add about half an ounce of flowers of brimstone to the above proportions, and a little sludge from the grindstone trough. This cement is caulked into the joints with a caulking iron, about three quarters of an inch wide and one quarter of an inch thick, and after the caulking is finished the bolts of the joints may be tried to see if ...
— A Catechism of the Steam Engine • John Bourne

... with another world seldom knows much about this, and when Robert Browning tells of Sludge, the Medium, he symbols his opinion of all mediums. A medium, if sincere, is one who has abandoned his intellect and turned the bark of reason rudderless, adrift. This is entirely apart from the very common reinforcement ...
— Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8 • Elbert Hubbard

... species include the manatee, seals, sea lions, turtles, and whales; drift net fishing is hastening the decline of fish stocks and contributing to international disputes; municipal sludge pollution off eastern US, southern Brazil, and eastern Argentina; oil pollution in Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Lake Maracaibo, Mediterranean Sea, and North Sea; industrial waste and municipal sewage pollution in Baltic Sea, ...
— The 1998 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... important in the history of Browning's mind, for he is the first of that great series of the apologiae of apparently evil men, on which the poet was to pour out so much of his imaginative wealth—Djabal, Fra Lippo, Bishop Blougram, Sludge, Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, and the hero of Fifine at ...
— Robert Browning • G. K. Chesterton

... an' as they wor booath weel known, fowk laffed rarely, for they thowt it a gooid spree. Th' rooads wor varry mucky an' sloppy, an' as Alick worn't varry steady on his pins they hadn't gooan far befoor they wor booath rollin i'th' sludge, but Alick niver left goa; he scramel'd up, an' off agean, an' wor varry sooin at th' chapel door. Th' only consolation 'at poor Tommy had wor thinkin 'at th' chapel wodn't be oppen, an' then Alick wod find aght ...
— Yorksher Puddin' - A Collection of the Most Popular Dialect Stories from the - Pen of John Hartley • John Hartley

... skilfully he scamps his "shells"! How deftly spreads his sludge! And labours to defend his ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari Volume 98, January 4, 1890 • Various

... up his head, or he'll be smothered undher the wather an' the sludge. Here, Mike, take this rope: pull, man,—pull, or the horse will be lost! Oh, my head!—I'm ...
— Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee • William Carleton

... practices, and latterly became involved in a lawsuit with a Mrs. Lyon, who had bestowed upon him L60,000 and forced him to return it; he is supposed to have suggested to Browning his well-known poem "Sludge—the ...
— The Nuttall Encyclopaedia - Being a Concise and Comprehensive Dictionary of General Knowledge • Edited by Rev. James Wood

... sludge of the Kathun road, The Government Bullock Train toted its load. Speckless and spotless and shining with ghee, In the rearmost cart ...
— Departmental Ditties and Barrack Room Ballads • Rudyard Kipling

Words linked to "Sludge" :   precipitate, sapropel, goo, matter

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