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 for Bilge ways
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bilge \Bilge\, n. [A different orthography of bulge, of same
     origin as belly. Cf. Belly, Bulge.]
     1. The protuberant part of a cask, which is usually in the
        middle.
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     2. (Naut.) That part of a ship's hull or bottom which is
        broadest and most nearly flat, and on which she would rest
        if aground.
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     3. Bilge water.
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     Bilge free (Naut.), stowed in such a way that the bilge is
        clear of everything; -- said of a cask.
  
     Bilge pump, a pump to draw the bilge water from the gold of
        a ship.
  
     Bilge water (Naut.), water which collects in the bilge or
        bottom of a ship or other vessel. It is often allowed to
        remain till it becomes very offensive.
  
     Bilge ways, the timbers which support the cradle of a ship
        upon the ways, and which slide upon the launching ways in
        launching the vessel.
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