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Sumph and Sump Definitions

Sumph

A dunce; a blockhead.

Sump

A low-lying place, such as a pit, that receives drainage.

Sumph

A dunce; a blockhead.

Sump

A cesspool.

Sump

A hole at the lowest point of a mine shaft into which water is drained in order to be pumped out.
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Sump

The crankcase or oil reservoir of an internal-combustion engine.

Sump

A hollow or pit into which liquid drains, such as a cesspool, cesspit or sink.

Sump

The lowest part of a mineshaft into which water drains.

Sump

A completely flooded cave passage, sometimes passable by diving.

Sump

(automotive) The crankcase or oil reservoir of an internal combustion engine.
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Sump

(nautical) The pit at the lowest point in a circulating or drainage system (FM 55-501).

Sump

(construction) An intentional depression around a drain or scupper that promotes drainage.

Sump

(intransitive) Of a cave passage, to end in a sump, or to fill completely with water on occasion.
We discovered a new passage, but it sumped after 100 metres.
This low passage sumps quickly after moderate rainfall.

Sump

A round pit of stone, lined with clay, for receiving the metal on its first fusion.

Sump

The cistern or reservoir made at the lowest point of a mine, from which is pumped the water which accumulates there.
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Sump

A pond of water for salt works.

Sump

A puddle or dirty pool.

Sump

An oil reservoir in an internal combustion engine

Sump

A well or other hole in which water has collected

Sump

A covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

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