cistern


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a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid

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a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet

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an artificial reservoir for storing liquids

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From the cistern we descended twelve steps into a large roughly-shaped grotto, carved wholly out of the living rock.
I knew he meant well in paying me this compliment, so I laughed at myself for blushing at it when he had shut the door and got upon the box; and we all three laughed and chatted about our inexperience and the strangeness of London until we turned up under an archway to our destination--a narrow street of high houses like an oblong cistern to hold the fog.
On Mount Sainte-Geneviève a sort of Job of the Middle Ages, for the space of thirty years, chanted the seven penitential psalms on a dunghill at the bottom of a cistern, beginning anew when he had finished, singing loudest at night,
In the next place particularly, that there may be plenty of water, and rivers near at hand: but if those cannot be found, very large cisterns must be prepared to save rain-water, so that there may be no want of it in case they should be driven into the town in time of war.
When they reached the water side they went to the washing cisterns, through which there ran at all times enough pure water to wash any quantity of linen, no matter how dirty.
He gazed with wonder upon the fortifications which make this place the Gibraltar of the Indian Ocean, and the vast cisterns where the English engineers were still at work, two thousand years after the engineers of Solomon.
That commonest of village sights was lacking here--the public pump, with its great stone tank or trough of limpid water, and its group of gossiping pitcher-bearers; for there is no well or fountain or spring on this tall hill; cisterns of rain-water are used.
On the roadside there are milestones, and likewise cisterns, where each thirsty passer-by can drink some good water.
The world's first cistern to use condensate from air conditioning units to flush the toilet has been launched and would save 2.
IT'S all cisterns go for Birstall-based marketing agency Fantastic Media - as the agency has helped bring an innovative and environmentallyfriendly toilet cistern to market.
The goal of this study was to investigate the udder cistern size using ultrasound technique in purebred Improved Valachian (IV), Tsigai (T), Lacaune (LC) ewes, and their crosses with specialized dairy breeds Lacaune (LC) and East Friesian (EF).
QOUR new loo has a cistern within a unit in the bathroom and now there's dampness on the ceiling and wall of the kitchen below.
Flush out problem We have a new loo with the cistern within a unit.
A As the weather warms the mains water warms up too so you need to insulate the cistern or buy an insulated cistern so the warm moist air in the bathroom does not condensate on the sides of the freezing cold cistern.