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bilge

1. Nautical the parts of a vessel's hull where the vertical sides curve inwards to form the bottom
2. the parts of a vessel between the lowermost floorboards and the bottom
3. the dirty water that collects in a vessel's bilge
4. the widest part of the belly of a barrel or cask

bilge

[bilj]
(naval architecture)
Part of the underwater body of a ship between the flat of the bottom and the straight vertical sides.
Internally, the lowest part of the hull, next to the keelson.
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And as soon as you flip the bilge pump switch, all that gunk ends up on the ground.
That way, you'll know exactly where to look when you find water in the bilge.
After this step the cleaned bilge water with less then 15 ppm of oil is lead back through a three-way valve into the present OWS suction line and is pumped overboard through the existing OWS and controlled by the present oil content metre.
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TRAGIC END: The coffin of one of the victims of Monday night's shooting is carried to a grave in the village of Bilge, near the city of Mardin, in southeastern Turkey