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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}) 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sewer 
  n  1:  a  conduit  that  carries  away  sewage  or  surface  water  [syn:  {sewerage}, 
  {cloaca}] 
  2:  someone  who  sews;  "a  sewer  of  fine  gowns" 




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