Sump men
Sump Sump, n. [Cf. G. sumpf a sump in a mine, a swamp, akin to LG. sump, D. somp a swamp, Dan. & Sw. sump, and perhaps to E. swamp.] 1. (Metal.) A round pit of stone, lined with clay, for receiving the metal on its first fusion. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

2. The cistern or reservoir made at the lowest point of a mine, from which is pumped the water which accumulates there. [1913 Webster]

3. A pond of water for salt works. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

4. A puddle or dirty pool. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Sump fuse}, a fuse used in blasting under water.

{Sump men} (Mining), the men who sink the sump in a mine. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sump — Sump, n. [Cf. G. sumpf a sump in a mine, a swamp, akin to LG. sump, D. somp a swamp, Dan. & Sw. sump, and perhaps to E. swamp.] 1. (Metal.) A round pit of stone, lined with clay, for receiving the metal on its first fusion. Ray. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sump fuse — Sump Sump, n. [Cf. G. sumpf a sump in a mine, a swamp, akin to LG. sump, D. somp a swamp, Dan. & Sw. sump, and perhaps to E. swamp.] 1. (Metal.) A round pit of stone, lined with clay, for receiving the metal on its first fusion. Ray. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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