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noun as in reservoir

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Many middle- and upper-class families have water tanks and cisterns at their homes.

Lastly, he confirms that the water level in the lavatory water cistern hasn’t changed.

The company warned residents in the affected community Wednesday “to disconnect downspouts to cisterns if accessible” and not drink the water.

The fine mist of oil and water from Limetree Bay Refining rained down on the community of Clifton Hill, showering the slick mix onto cars, gardens, rooftops and cisterns filled with rainwater that residents use for daily tasks.

To contain the spills, Pacific Coast Energy installed wide, short cisterns, or “cans,” stuck into the earth like straws, from which frothy water and oil can be vacuumed.

The waste steam puffed through a launder into the feed-cistern.

This was done with water in the cistern round the condenser, which water came up to 180 degrees of heat, and remained so.

From this cistern large earthen pipes led off in various directions to irrigate the terraces below.

So they picks up the flatirons, and as they picks em up they come a splashing noise in the cistern.

The water having failed in the cistern on the Tuesday, she had recourse to that in the water-tub in the back kitchen.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cistern, such as: cisterna, pond, tank, and well.

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