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Definition of Sewer


  1. One who sews, or stitches.
  2. A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer (Phoxopteris nubeculana)
  3. A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.
  4. 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.

Sewer Quotations

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
Mel Brooks

The sea is the universal sewer.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

Life is like a sewer: what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
Tom Lehrer

Joseph Bazalgette created a sewer system which he originally sized for London's needs of the time - he then doubled it to anticipate the future beyond. These are the qualities that I admire.
Norman Foster

Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.
William S. Burroughs
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Sewer Translations

sewer in Dutch is zinkput, cloaca, riool
sewer in German is Kanalisationsrohr
sewer in Spanish is cloaca
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