Sullage piece(Founding), the sprue of a casting. See Sprue, n., 1 (b).

(Sul"len) a. [OE. solein, solain, lonely, sullen; through Old French fr. (assumed) LL. solanus solitary, fr. L. solus alone. See Sole, a.]

1. Lonely; solitary; desolate. [Obs.] Wyclif

2. Gloomy; dismal; foreboding. Milton.

Solemn hymns so sullen dirges change.

3. Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.

Such sullen planets at my birth did shine.

4. Gloomily angry and silent; cross; sour; affected with ill humor; morose.

And sullen I forsook the imperfect feast.

5. Obstinate; intractable.

Things are as sullen as we are.

6. Heavy; dull; sluggish. "The larger stream was placid, and even sullen, in its course." Sir W. Scott.

Syn. — Sulky; sour; cross; ill-natured; morose; peevish; fretful; ill-humored; petulant; gloomy; malign; intractable. — Sullen, Sulky. Both sullen and sulky show themselves in the demeanor. Sullenness seems to be

(Sulk"y) a. [Compar. Sulkier ; superl. Sulkiest.] [See Sulkiness, and cf. Sulky, n.] Moodly silent; sullen; sour; obstinate; morose; splenetic.

Syn. — See Sullen.

(Sulk"y), n.; pl. Sulkies [From Sulky, a.; — so called from the owner's desire of riding alone.] A light two-wheeled carriage for a single person.

Sulky is used adjectively in the names of several agricultural machines drawn by horses to denote that the machine is provided with wheels and a seat for the driver; as, sulky plow; sulky harrow; sulky rake, etc.

(Sull) n. [AS. suluh, sulh, a plow; cf. OHG. suohili a little plow.] A plow. [Obs.] Ainsworth.

(Sul"lage) n. [Cf. Suillage, Sulliage.]

1. Drainage of filth; filth collected from the street or highway; sewage. [Obs.]

The streets were exceedingly large, well paved, having many vaults and conveyances under them for sullage.

2. That which sullies or defiles. [Obs.]

It is the privilege of the celestial luminaries to receive no tincture, sullage, or difilement from the most noisome sinks and dunghills here below.

3. (Founding) The scoria on the surface of molten metal in the ladle.

4. (Hydraul. Engin.) Silt; mud deposited by water.

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