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cistern

[ sis-tern ]SEE DEFINITION OF cistern

Synonyms for cistern

  • cisterna
  • pond
  • tank
  • well
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He emptied the cistern, and cleansed it, with plentiful washings.

He said, no; said the cistern was awful low and 'twould use up all the water.

To prove she was wrong he went and pried the cistern cover off to look, and fell in.

He forced open some of the packing-cases which were piled near the cistern.

We know the exact geography even of the larder and the cistern.

"I've been all wrong," he said, sitting down on the cistern.

At this the two trappers, leaving the party by the fire, betook themselves to the cistern.

There was also a cistern at the end of the portico, next the triclinium.

She might wash the blankets, or begin quilting, or clean the cistern.

And then she knew the cistern was being cleaned and Jason Squiff was on the job.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., from Old French cisterne "cistern; dungeon, underground prison" (12c., Modern French citerne), from Latin cisterna "underground reservoir for water," from cista "chest, box," from Greek kiste "box, chest" (see chest).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CISTERN

Artesian well

nounwell working by natural pressure
  • cistern
  • deep well
  • flowing well
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