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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 road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.
John Madden

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

Hollywood is a sewer with service from the Ritz Carlton.
Wilson Mizner

The sea is the universal sewer.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
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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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