Sump fuse, a fuse used in blasting under water.Sump men(Mining), the men who sink the sump in a mine.

(Sumph) n. A dunce; a blockhead. [Scot.]

(Sum"pi*tan) n. A kind of blowgun for discharging arrows, — used by the savages of Borneo and adjacent islands.

(Sump"ter) n. [OF. sommetier the driver of a pack horse; akin to OF. & F. sommier a pack horse, L. sagmarius, fr. sagma a pack saddle, in LL., a load, Gr. a pack saddle, fr. to pack, load; cf. Skr. saj, sañj, to hang on. Cf. Seam a weight, Summer a beam.]

1. The driver of a pack horse. [Obs.] Skeat.

2. A pack; a burden. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

3. An animal, especially a horse, that carries packs or burdens; a baggage horse. Holinshed.

(Sump"ter), a. Carrying pack or burdens on the back; as, a sumpter horse; a sumpter mule. Bacon.

(Sump"tion) n. [L. sumptio, fr. sumere, sumptum, to take.]

1. A taking. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.

2. (Logic) The major premise of a syllogism.

(Sump"tu*a*ry) a. [L. sumptuarius, fr. sumptus expense, cost, fr. sumere, sumptum, to take, use, spend; sub under + emere to take, buy: cf. F. somptuaire. See Redeem.] Relating to expense; regulating expense or expenditure. Bacon.

Sumptuarylaws or regulations, laws intended to restrain or limit the expenditure of citizens in apparel, food, furniture, etc.; laws which regulate the prices of commodities and the wages of labor; laws which forbid or restrict the use of certain articles, as of luxurious apparel.

(Sump`tu*os"i*ty) n. [L. sumptuositas: cf. F. somptuosité.] Expensiveness; costliness; sumptuousness. [R.] Sir W. Raleigh.

(Sum"mons), v. t. To summon. [R. or Colloq.] Swift.

(Sum"ner) n. A summoner. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

(Su*moom") n. See Simoom.

(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.

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

3. A pond of water for salt works. Knight.

4. A puddle or dirty pool. [Prov. Eng.]

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