Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
"I've been all wrong," he said, sitting down on the cistern.
And the first thing they noticed was them flatirons on top of the cistern door.
She might wash the blankets, or begin quilting, or clean the cistern.
Until the fountain has poured its whole fulness into the cistern, the cistern will never be broken.
The diameter of the cistern is about an inch and a quarter, and that of the tube about a quarter of an inch.
But when the cistern door is opened, he hears a lot of clacking tongues all of a sudden like they was a hen convention on.
He emptied the cistern, and cleansed it, with plentiful washings.
But the climbing perch has a kind of cistern in its head, just above the gill-chambers, which contains quite a quantity of water.
He heard Molly's voice from the cistern, frightened, then storming in anger.
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).
cistern cis·tern (sĭs'tərn)
the rendering of a Hebrew word _bor_, which means a receptacle for water conveyed to it; distinguished from _beer_, which denotes a place where water rises on the spot (Jer. 2:13; Prov. 5:15; Isa. 36:16), a fountain. Cisterns are frequently mentioned in Scripture. The scarcity of springs in Palestine made it necessary to collect rain-water in reservoirs and cisterns (Num. 21:22). (See WELL.) Empty cisterns were sometimes used as prisons (Jer. 38:6; Lam. 3:53; Ps. 40:2; 69:15). The "pit" into which Joseph was cast (Gen. 37:24) was a _beer_ or dry well. There are numerous remains of ancient cisterns in all parts of Palestine.