Origin of cistern
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How to use cistern in a sentence
The company warned residents in the affected community Wednesday “to disconnect downspouts to cisterns if accessible” and not drink the water.St. Croix refinery halts operations after raining oil on local residents once again|Juliet Eilperin|May 13, 2021|Washington Post
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.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
According to archaeologist Antonio De Simone, the cistern structure covered by dual walkways was built to salvage water from the nearby mountains.The Roman Domus (House): Architecture and Reconstruction|Dattatreya Mandal|April 8, 2020|Realm of History
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.Overland|John William De Forest
So they picks up the flatirons, and as they picks em up they come a splashing noise in the cistern.Danny's Own Story|Don Marquis
The water having failed in the cistern on the Tuesday, she had recourse to that in the water-tub in the back kitchen.