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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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No portholes, and solid splittered planks for bunks, just above bilgewater line.
As ship tacked against unremitting headwinds, the crew pumped day and night against rising bilgewater, fainting from exhaustion but powerfully motivated, until at last they made land and ran the vessel aground.
These applications include transportation equipment cleaning, wood treating, quench water recycling and marine applications such as hydroblasting, bilgewater treatment and hull washing.
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