sewage

Part of speech: noun

The waste matter carried off in sewers.

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Usage examples "sewage":

  1. The sewage is applied directly to the land, and so becomes a source of wealth instead of being emptied into great subterranean reservoirs, to generate poisonous gases, which by a most ingenious arrangement, are then poured forth into the very heart of our dwellings, as is the case in the great cities. - "In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out", Booth, William.
  2. Garbage, sewage they feed on. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
  3. There was a narrow, cobbled path on Manhattan, with sewage oozing down the ditch in its center, which was still Fifth Avenue. - "The Barbarians", John Sentry.