Cistern


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cistern

[′sis·tərn]
(anatomy)
A closed, fluid-filled sac or vesicle, such as the subarachnoid spaces or the vesicles comprising the dictyosomes of a Golgi apparatus.
(civil engineering)
A tank for storing water or other liquid.
(geology)
A hollow that holds water.

Cistern

A tank used to store rainfall that has been collected from a roof or some other catchment area, usually located underground. The water is generally used for watering lawns and gardens, washing cars, and similar uses, but it can also be used for flushing toilets and, with treatment, for all other uses. Cisterns help conserve water and prevent pollution of nearby streams from runoff.

cistern

An artificial reservoir or tank for storing water at atmospheric pressure (such as rain-water collected from a roof) for use when required.
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The only other solution is to empty the cistern and insulate the inside of it with something like a yoga or exercise mat, to prevent the cistern from getting cold from the water and keep it at room temperature.
With the cistern neatly hidden behind the wall you will create an appealing, aesthetic living space and with Geberit quiet fill valves inside the concealed toilet cistern, acoustic levels will be reduced dramatically.
After the workers unearthed the cistern, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the KuE-adasy Municipality and Ege University launched a joint project to fully excavate the cistern.
"The man was found clutching the lid of a toilet cistern"
"Upon entering, the accused was holding a toilet cistern in his hand.
Rain water is channeled from the tile roof via the hollow stone column, filtered in a horizontal tunnel, drops to the cistern at ground level, and hauled up back to the azotea though the dome-roofed well.
Caption: The repaved parking lot will bear on the 1.6-million-gallon cistern whose mid-summe: construction was expedited with the use of precast methods.
Encore is the most environmentally friendly cistern as it uses a free, sustainable water supply that has previously been drained to waste, stated the company.
Surgical correction of the obstructed teat lesion (theloresectoscopy) was performed by axial theloscopy wherein the scope and blow pipe was inserted into teat cistern via the teat canal.
Use of ultrasonography to estimate cistern size and milk storage at different milking intervals in the udder of dairy cows.
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Flush out problem We have a new loo with the cistern within a unit.