Business / Construction / Sump: Pit or large plastic bucket/barrel inside the home designed to collect ground water from a perimeter drain system.

Sump Pump

Business / Construction / Sump Pump: A submersible pump in a sump pit that pumps any excess ground water to the outside of the home. MORE

Oil Mist Lubrication-Wet Sump

Technology / Motors / Oil Mist Lubrication-Wet Sump: Similar to Oil Mist Lubrication - Dry Sump, except that a pool of oil is developed in the bearing chamber. This oil pool will continue to supply oil to the bearing in the event that the oil mist is in MORE

Wet Sump

Technology / Motorcycle / Wet Sump: As part of the lubricating system of an internal combustion engine, a wet sump is a built-in oil reservoir at the base of the engine. From there oil is pumped into various engine bearings and then dra MORE

Dry Sump

Technology / Motorcycle / Dry Sump: An oil lubrication system for four-stroke and two-stroke internal combustion engines that incorporates an additional oil reservoir as compared to a wet sump system. Rather than the oil being collected MORE

Consumptive Water Use

Business / Agriculture / Consumptive Water Use: Water removed from available supplies without return to a water resources system, e.g., water used in manufacturing, agriculture, and food preparation. Crop consumptive water use is the amount of wate MORE

Sumptuary Laws

Entertainment / Literature / Sumptuary Laws: Laws that regulate the sort of clothing an individual may wear. Classical Rome restricted certain types of garb to the senatorial classes and equestrian classes, for instance. In Classical China, only MORE