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Sewer Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    sewer n
  1. a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water [syn: sewerage, cloaca]
  2. someone who sews; "a sewer of fine gowns"
  3. misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet" [syn: gutter, toilet]
Sewer Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Sewer \Sew"er\, n. [OF. sewiere, seuwiere, ultimately fr. L. ex out + a derivative of aqua water; cf. OF. essevour a drain, essever, esseuwer, essiaver, to cause to flow, to drain, to flow, LL. exaquatorium a channel through which water runs off. Cf. Ewer, Aquarium.] A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.
Sewer Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Sewer \Sew"er\, n. [Cf. OE. assewer, and asseour, OF. asseour, F. asseoir to seat, to set, L. assidere to sit by; ad + sedere to sit (cf. Sit); or cf. OE. sew pottage, sauce, boiled meat, AS. se['a]w juice, Skr. su to press out.] 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. Then the sewer Poured water from a great and golden ewer, That from their hands to a silver caldron ran. --Chapman.
Sewer Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Sewer \Sew"er\, n.
  1. One who sews, or stitches.
  2. (Zo["o]l.) A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer (Phoxopteris nubeculana)
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Sewer'


  • Sewer: Sewer may refer to: Part of sewerage , the infrastructure that conveys sewage. Effluent sewer , a collection system that transports only the ...
  • Sanitary sewer: A sanitary sewer (also called a foul sewer) is a separate underground carriage system specifically for transporting sewage from houses and ...
  • Combined sewer: A combined sewer is a type of sewer system that collects sanitary sewage and stormwater runoff in a single pipe system. Combined sewers ...
  • London sewerage system: The intercepting sewers, constructed between 1859 and 1865, were fed by 450 miles (720┬ákm) of main sewers that, in turn, conveyed the ...
  • Sewerage: of the sanitary sewer . Sewerage ends at the entry to a sewage treatment plant or at the point of discharge into the environment . ...
  • Sanitary sewer overflow: Sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) is a condition whereby untreated sewage is discharged into the environment prior to reaching treatment ...

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* Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die. - Mel Brooks


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  • Fitch Rates Galveston, TX Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Stable
    Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A+' rating to the following Galveston, TX waterworks and sewer system revenue bonds: Read more on this news related to 'Sewer'
  • Fitch Affirms Milwaukee, WI's Sewer Revs at 'AA'; Outlook Stable
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  • Fitch Affirms Winston-Salem, NC's Water & Sewer Revs at 'AA+'; Outlook Stable
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