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Definition of sump (Meaning of sump)
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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.
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	     2. 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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	     3. A pond of water for salt works. --Knight.
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	     4. A puddle or dirty pool. [Prov. Eng.]
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	     {Sump fuse}, a fuse used in blasting under water.
	
	     {Sump men} (Mining), the men who sink the sump in a mine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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