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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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Through the heart of the town a deadly sewer ebbed and flowed, in the place of a fine fresh river.
As one who long in populous City pent, Where Houses thick and Sewers annoy the Aire, Forth issuing on a Summers Morn, to breathe Among the pleasant Villages and Farmes Adjoynd, from each thing met conceaves delight, The smell of Grain, or tedded Grass, or Kine, Or Dairie, each rural sight, each rural sound; If chance with Nymphlike step fair Virgin pass, What pleasing seemd, for her now pleases more, She most, and in her look summs all Delight.
As I made the transit of the CARRE, I observed, as usual, the band of sewers surrounding Mdlle.
I needn't be so proud of having been down all these sewers that I should brag about it to the little boys in the street.
Picture the squalid misery of their brutish existence, dragged on from year to year in the narrow, noisome room where, huddled like vermin in sewers, they welter, and sicken, and sleep; where dirt-grimed children scream and fight and sluttish, shrill-voiced women cuff, and curse, and nag; where the street outside teems with roaring filth and the house around is a bedlam of riot and stench.
Under the streets, in the sewers, in the wires, in the telephones, there is something alive; is that what you mean?
Broad streets, well graded, were made, with sewers and water-pipes ready laid, and macadamized from his own quarries.
Let the sewers serve and the minstrels play, while we drain a cup to the brave days that are before us in the south
Do you know how drains are made below the streets, and wherein these human sewers differ, except in being always stagnant?
This work shall include approximately the following: Install a 10-inch sewer main with all appurtenances beginning South of Sunset Road and proceeding North in Annie Oakley Drive to connect to the existing sewer just North of Post Road.
I live in a house where the sewer from several neighbouring houses feeds into it and runs through our land and out to connect to the main sewer in the road.
Lengths of sewers laid since then between houses and the public sewer were in private ownership and the maintenance responsibility rested with the house owner.