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overflow

The continuous escape of fluid from a vessel or viscus, as of urine or tears.
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Firefighters Paul Howard, Dan McConnell and Nick | Lowcock with the duck rescued from an overflow pipe
Ms Grant said: "The overflow pipe that Jacob had become trapped inside was extremely narrow and there is no way he would have been able to get himself out.
But Fluidmaster's new Flush N' Sparkle toilet bowl system works by sending the cleaner directly into the bowl through the overflow pipe. No chemicals enter the tank, which protects the vulnerable parts.
During his evidence, Mr Cross said the boiler in the flat had an overflow pipe from which he had seen water and steam dripping.
This won't cause your tank to overflow, because the excess water runs into the overflow pipe. But it will waste a lot of water.
I recall one house where the overflow pipe from the tank in the loft was quite long and unsupported.
My wife Maria, who refuses to kill any living creature, thought it was more humane to give it a quick swill down the plughole, in the expectation that it would climb up the overflow pipe and be safe.
The volunteers have put the bund in place to prevent the young birds from entering an overflow pipe - and being sucked to their deaths.
For example, water from a dripping overflow pipe may splash on to a wall, causing gradually increasing amounts of damage.
For example, water from a dripping overflow pipe may splash onto a wall, causing gradually increasing amounts of damage.