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si stern

  • n  a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid
  • n  a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet
  • n  an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater
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  • Roy Moore in Boston Globe (registration)
    GOP leaders are "building a cistern that doesn't hold water," the guarded but intense Moore said in a recent interview.
  • Cleopatra VII in MSNBC
    This is the old cistern,Cleopatra said as we walked across a large rectangle. "This place was one of the first spots on earth where they made freshwater out of salt water. Those damn limeys have a strange fascination for remote and...

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