Definition: reservoir or water tank
Definition: reservoir or water tank
Sentences Containing 'cistern'
If an empty pipe is placed in a cistern of water, the water in the pipe does not rise above the level of the water in the cistern.
If now the air pressure in the tube is restored, the water in the tube sinks again to the level of that in the cistern.
The air pressing on the liquid in the cistern tends to push some liquid up the tube, but the air pressing on the water in the tube pushes downwards, and tends to keep the liquid from rising, and these two pressures balance each other.
When, however, the pressure within the tube is reduced, the liquid rises because of the unbalanced pressure which acts on the water in the cistern.
One even becomes reconciled to the cistern presently; this is a mighty cask, painted green, and sometimes a couple of stories high, which is propped against the house corner on stilts.
When it was finished, the queen was so delighted, that she ran with it in her lap to the king, who ordered it to be put into a cistern full of water, with me in it, by way of trial, where I could not manage my two sculls, or little oars, for want of room.
Then remounting aloft, it again goes through the same round until the deep cistern will yield no more.
I know that this queer adventure of the Gay-Header's will be sure to seem incredible to some landsmen, though they themselves may have either seen or heard of some one's falling into a cistern ashore; an accident which not seldom happens, and with much less reason too than the Indian's, considering the exceeding slipperiness of the curb of the Sperm Whale's well.
Not the wondrous cistern in the whale's huge head; not the prodigy of his unhinged lower jaw; not the miracle of his symmetrical tail; none of these would so surprise you, as half a glimpse of that unaccountable cone,--longer than a Kentuckian is tall, nigh a foot in diameter at the base, and jet-black as Yojo, the ebony idol of Queequeg.
Freed from its impurities, the water flows into an underground cistern supported by seven meters high pillars.
This could correspond to an old well-cistern.
At the middle level, to the east (reached "via" a modern staircase and a largely original door) are two rooms cut in the rock; to the north is the upper part of the old well-cistern.
Towards the south, a square cistern close to the modern footbridge gives access to the small southern rock.
The toilet cleaning products marketed under the brand name include liquids, tablets, wipes, brush systems, toilet bowl and cistern blocks.
Finn later suggested Qumran was "some ancient fort with a cistern."
The Byzantine monastery has disappeared completely, except for an underground cistern which lies southeast of the mosque.
Also, in the area of Coca Maravilhas was discovered a well-preserved period cistern, while along the Arade River there have been identified gold coins.
The idea for creating Salter's duck came about from his studies on a lavatory cistern while at Edinburgh University.
The 12th-century castle preserves a fine keep and a very old and unusual cistern with monograms of master masons.
Before the days of lavatory cisterns being close to the pan, jack chains were often used to release the cistern plug.
More Vocab Wordsprolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
adorn - decorate
peregrination - journey; V. peregrinate
chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
overturn - turn over; capsize; topple
frenetic - (phrenetic) frenzied; frantic