verb (used with object)
- seward, william h.,
- seward, william henry,
- sewell, anna,
- sewer pill,
- sewing circle
Origin of sewer1
Origin of sewer2
Origin of sewer3
Examples from the Web for sewer
In fact, he's even a kind of modern-day Orpheus, descending into the sewer to bet his life and find redemption.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’|Ross Wetzsteon|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The son of a fashion model and sewer contractor, Walker grew up Mormon and graduated from Village Christian High School.Actor Paul Walker, Star of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Films, Dies In Car Crash|Marlow Stern|December 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In June, a court ruled that JPMorgan would lose $842 million of the $1.22 billion in sewer debt it held.JP Morgan Chase’s Long List of Expensive Legal Settlements Grows Even Longer|Nina Strochlic, William O’Connor|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A lot of older cities have sewer systems that take rainwater, sewage, and industrial wastewater in the same pipe.Surfing Is Less Mystical and More High Tech Says a New Book|Josh Dzieza|August 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
(The piece has also been shown with sewer pipe and old logs replacing the carpet).
Four men, who were employed in cleansing a sewer, were so affected by the fœtid vapours, that they were unable to ascend.
Noon dinner and supper were served by cupbearer, sewer, carver, and assistants.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
Dear brother, I hope you are getting along good, and in good spirits; you must not mind the failure of the sewer bills, etc.The Wound Dresser|Walt Whitman
To do this a by-pass was taken from the sewer a short distance before reaching the site of the tanks.ASCE 1193: The Water-Works and Sewerage of Monterrey, N. L., Mexico|George Robert Graham Conway
Septic tanks take care of the sewerage better than the sewer systems in some towns.Farm Mechanics|Herbert A. Shearer
Word Origin for sewer
Word Origin for sewer
c.1400, "conduit," from Anglo-French sewere, Old North French sewiere "sluice from a pond" (13c.), literally "something that makes water flow," from shortened form of Gallo-Romance *exaquaria (cf. Middle French esseveur), from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + aquaria, fem. of aquarius "pertaining to water," from aqua "water" (see aqua-).
Specifically of underground channels for wastewater from c.1600; figurative use of this is from 1640s.
"one who sews," late 14c., agent noun from sew (v.).