EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BILGE
Not that I was one who craved for wrack and bilge at my nose all the time.
Mayo trod carefully down the bilge and clasped the mate's hand.
Well, he's dead now, he is—as dead as bilge; and who's to sail this ship, I don't see.
“There are worse smells than bilge water,” replied the captain.
The arrangement for baling out the bilge water is extremely laborious.
In the place where it can be used when most wanted—the bilge.
This not only is liable to bilge her, but makes it far more difficult to get her off.
She was 26' long, 9' deep, and fitted with centre and bilge keels.
One pump is no longer quite enough to keep the water in the bilge.
Your gas is in the bottom of the boat, along with the bilge water.
1510s, "lowest internal part of a ship," also used of the foulness which collects there; variant of bulge "ship's hull," also "leather bag," from Old North French boulge "leather sack," from Late Latin bulga "leather sack," apparently from Gaulish bulga (see budget (n.)).