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Sample sentences for the GRE study word cistern

cistern can be used as a noun

1.Or keep it as a cistern for foul toad. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.Each gushing fount a marble cistern fills. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.A cistern for scal'd snakes Go, get thee hence. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.Then remounting aloft, it again goes through the same round until the deep cistern will yield no more. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
5.And many a one who hath gone into the wilderness and suffered thirst with beasts of prey, disliked only to sit at the cistern with filthy camel-drivers. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
6.In the central portion of the front of this building, on the Rue Droit-Mur side, there were at all the windows of the different stories ancient cistern pipes of lead. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.Because he closed my carriage door outside sir Thornley Stoker's one sleety day during the cold snap of February ninetythree when even the grid of the wastepipe and the ballstop in my bath cistern were frozen. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
8.Storing and accumulating water in aqueducts, cisterns and reservoirs. - from The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana
9.As to the giving the horses water, the troughs must be of stone and above them cisterns of water. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
10.He gazed with wonder upon the fortifications which make this place the Gibraltar of the Indian Ocean, and the vast cisterns where the English engineers were still at work, two thousand years after the engineers of Solomon. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

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