Sludge hole
Sludge Sludge, n. [CF. {Slush}.] 1. Mud; mire; soft mud; slush. --Mortimer. Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. Small floating pieces of ice, or masses of saturated snow. --Kane. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mining) See {Slime}, 4. [1913 Webster]

4. Anything resembling mud or slush; as: (a) A muddy or slimy deposit from sweage. (b) Mud from a drill hole in boring. (c) Muddy sediment in a steam boiler. (d) Settling of cottonseed oil, used in making soap, etc. (e) A residuum of crude paraffin-oil distillation. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Sludge hole}, the hand-hole, or manhole, in a steam boiler, by means of which sediment can be removed. [1913 Webster]


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