foul water


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foul water

A combination of waste and soil water.
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Or is it this: To go into foul water when it is the water of truth, and not disclaim cold frogs and hot toads?
Nobody was rendered more indignant by these proceedings than Mr Sampson Brass, who, as he could by no means afford to lose so profitable an inmate, deemed it prudent to pocket his lodger's affront along with his cash, and to annoy the audiences who clustered round his door by such imperfect means of retaliation as were open to him, and which were confined to the trickling down of foul water on their heads from unseen watering pots, pelting them with fragments of tile and mortar from the roof of the house, and bribing the drivers of hackney cabriolets to come suddenly round the corner and dash in among them precipitately.
"Did I not see him at Poictiers, when for two days we had not more than a crust of bread and a cup of foul water, yet carrying himself most valiantly.
It was a shock to me to turn from the wonderful smoky beauty of a sunset over London, with its lurid lights and inky shadows and all the marvellous tints that come on foul clouds even as on foul water, and to realize all the grim sternness of my own cold stone building, with its wealth of breathing misery, and my own desolate heart to endure it all.
There was no wind to make a ripple on the foul water within the harbour, or on the beautiful sea without.
it is expected that the professional partner will look at: water resources and supply systems; water quality and water framework directive status; foul water sewerage and treatment provision including foul network capacity; surface water drainage; and flood risk managem
The hour I spent scooping out foul water and mouldy fishcakes remains among the worst of my life.
She said: "It seems that our drainage system is a combined foul and storm water drain, and unfortunately due to the excessive rainfall and a blockage in the drain, the foul water found its lowest escape point which happened to be through a shower drain we have in one of our studio toilets.
However, locals are demanding a permanent solution, having watched their homes ruined by the foul water.
Some 6,000 people have ended up in hospitals with stomach ailments and skin rashes blamed on the foul water.
Paul Philips, speaking on behalf of residents living in the area, told the meeting surface and foul water spilled into homes and gardens whenever there was heavy rain.
"In order to complete the carriageway surfacing works and to make a new foul water connection, it is proposed to temporarily close the A444 for four weeks from its junction with Church Lane to the new Lower Farm Way roundabout.