ullage (UL-ij) noun
The amount of liquid by which a container falls short of being full.
[Middle English ulage, from Old French eullage, from eullier, to fill a cask,
(from ouil eye, hole, from Latin oculus eye).]
"`Is the gas tank half-empty or half-full,' Grouler continued driving
while pondering the ullage and soon he was out of gas 47 miles from the
nearest gas station."
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