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sewer

(so͞o′ər)
n.
An artificial, usually underground conduit for carrying off sewage or rainwater.

sewer

A regional slang term for a vein into which an illicit drug is injected.
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I have another book, too, which I shall call 'Metamorphoses, or the Spanish Ovid,' one of rare and original invention, for imitating Ovid in burlesque style, I show in it who the Giralda of Seville and the Angel of the Magdalena were, what the sewer of Vecinguerra at Cordova was, what the bulls of Guisando, the Sierra Morena, the Leganitos and Lavapies fountains at Madrid, not forgetting those of the Piojo, of the Cano Dorado, and of the Priora; and all with their allegories, metaphors, and changes, so that they are amusing, interesting, and instructive, all at once.
The streams of filth flow down through the ages in literature, which sometimes seems little better than an open sewer, and, as I have said, I do not see why the time should not come when the noxious and noisome channels should be stopped; but the base of the mind is bestial, and so far the beast in us has insisted upon having his full say.
Into this torrential sewer had unthinkable generations of ulsios pushed their few handsful of dirt in the excavating of their vast labyrinth.
Unseen denizens of this great sewer, disturbed by the intruder, splashed into the water ahead of him and wriggled away.
smoke, sewer gas and similar products of civilization.
Yes, I'm the best sewer in these parts," said Miss Cornelia in a matter-of-fact tone.
In his own words: he might just as well have dropped them all properly addressed and stamped into the sewer grating.
Bidden to observe the highlands of the Hudson, they gaped, unsuspecting, at the upturned mountains of a new- laid sewer.
Through the heart of the town a deadly sewer ebbed and flowed, in the place of a fine fresh river.
Description : The existing 18-inch sewers in Moffett Road, from the location of the new replacement sewer (Project S6) in East Service Road to Don Pedro Road to its intersection with Mitchell Road, would be replaced.
However, since October 1, 2011 all those former private sewers which serve two or more properties will now be deemed to be public sewers and the responsibility in Wales of Welsh Water, subject to all the rules governing public sewers.
DRAINS and sewers are hardly likely to be top of most homeowners' lists when it comes to matters of importance, but they should be aware of a major change to the laws governing them.