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

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


Science / Marine Biology / Over-Consumption: The use of resources at a rate that exceeds the ability of natural processes to replace them. 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

The Assumption of Mary

Life Style / Holiday / The Assumption of Mary: The custom of celebrating Thanksgiving, an annual celebration held after the harvest began around 1621 when the Pilgrims fulfilled a successful and bountiful harvest in the New World. The first Thanks MORE

Zero Prepayment Assumption

Business / Finance / Zero Prepayment Assumption: Applies mainly to international equities. Japanese securities transactions conducted on the principal of auction, i.e., (1) price priority in which the selling (buying) order with the lowest (highest) MORE