Bilge water



Nautical, bilge (def 1d).
Also called bilge. Slang. foolish, worthless, or offensive talk or ideas; nonsense; rubbish.
Historical Examples

Operas Every Child Should Know Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, Sep. 24, 1892 Various
Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
Peter Simple Frederick Marryat
Every Boy’s Book: A Complete Encyclopdia of Sports and Amusements Various
Dave Porter in the South Seas Edward Stratemeyer
Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green Jerome K. Jerome
The Three Admirals W.H.G. Kingston
Rockhaven Charles Munn

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