verb (used with object)
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Origin of sewer1
OTHER WORDS FROM sewersew·er·less, adjectivesew·er·like, adjective
Words nearby sewer
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Example sentences from the Web for sewer
People too far away from sewer pipes usually have septic tanks.
Romania is on a climbing trend right now, especially in rural parts, where most are now connected to natural gas, water and sewer systems.
Utilities—like power, communication, water, and sewer lines—are usually located alongside roads, so those are also threatened.California wildfires may give way to massive mudslides|Ula Chrobak|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
Using a bank of samples from a treatment plant in Massachusetts, the company found that the virus showed up in the sewers in early March—around the same time as the first confirmed case.
And, Malone explained, the city’s infrastructure, including its sewer system, didn’t keep up as the city expanded.Border Report: Border Hospitals Are Still Struggling|Maya Srikrishnan|July 6, 2020|Voice of San Diego
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