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Sewer meaning

sewer - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who sews, or stitches.
  2. 2. A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple- leaf sewer ( Phoxopteris nubeculana)
  3. 3. A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.
  4. 4. Formerly, an upper servant, or household officer, who set on and removed the dishes at a feast, and who also brought water for the hands of the guests.
  5. 5. An underground drain.

sewer - examples of usage

  1. You're not going through that sewer in a canoe without an escort!" - "The Crisis, Volume 7", Winston Churchill.
  2. An unpleasant smell prevailed every where this day, resembling that from a kitchen sewer or sink. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
  3. Or, if the sewer pipes in the walls of the house, or in the ground under the cellar, are not properly trapped and guarded, sewer gas may escape into the house from them, and this also is most unwholesome, and even dangerous. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
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