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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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With the help of another person, set the bilge panels in place, one at a time, and temporarily screw their stern ends to the transom and wedge their bow ends under the rope cleats.
Protect your boat and yourself from unpleasant surprises by caring for your bilge pumps, bilge switches and their related electrical gear in the proper manner.
You can also receive fines from foreign governments for dumping contaminated bilge water while overseas.
The MAIB said yesterday: "Had Solway Harvester's fish room bilge alarm sensor been working, her skipper would have been alerted to the rising bilge water before it overflowed from the slush well.
"It was great to arrive in Hobart in high spirits after four attempts, despite having slept in wet clothes and wet bunks for most of the race and carrying a bilge full of water over the finish line due to yet another failed bilge pump," says Emerson.
So, "What's the problem with an extra locker or a little bilge lighting?" you ask.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Palme d'Or prize-winning drama "KyE- Uykusu" (Winter Sleep) has been selected to represent Turkey in the Best Foreign Language Film category in the upcoming Academy Awards, according to a Twitter post by Culture and Tourism Minister Eumer Ecelik on Monday.
SARAJEVO, July 27, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish film director Nuri Bilge Ceylan said Tuesday that they felt at home at the Sarajevo Film Festival as there were close cultural ties between Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Rear sponsons lengthen the boat to 22 feet, 2 inches and serve as two extra compartments for rigging hydraulic pumps (instead of in the bilge) and flush-mounting trim tabs.
That way, something important, like the negative cable from the port engine, won't drop unseen into the bilge.