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Sewerage   /sˈuərɪdʒ/   Listen

Waste matter carried away in sewers or drains.  Synonym: sewage.
A waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water.  Synonyms: cloaca, sewer.

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"Sewerage" Quotes from Famous Books

... rise in rent demanded for a given space is the heavy tax borne by real estate for public improvement, for good lighting, clean streets, plentiful water, sufficient sewerage, free baths, parks, and schools. Again, this falls heaviest on our three- to five-thousand dollar class, who pay more than their share, especially when the millionaire shirks his duty by paying his taxes elsewhere. What ...
— The Cost of Shelter • Ellen H. Richards

... private bills and certain other unclean work which may, if he please, fall to the lot of the English senator—how many of these lights of the times might build small monuments of their genius in the drains, sewerage, and certain conveniences required by the deliberative wisdom of the nation? We have seen the plans of Mr. BARRY, and are bound to praise the evidence of his taste and genius; but we know that the structure, however fair and ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete • Various

... of 1898 my duties were many and varied, as I had no assistance in carrying on the industrial work of the school. I taught blacksmithing, carpentering, and mechanical drawing. Besides this, I have had to put the sewerage system into the institution, and the heating apparatus into several of the school buildings. Still, a part of my time in 1894 was devoted to teaching in the literary department. My work now, while as exacting as ever, is more along the line of superintending ...
— Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements • Various

... N. cleanness, cleanliness &c adj.; purity; cleaning &c v.; purification, defecation &c v.; purgation, lustration^; detersion^, abstersion^; epuration^, mundation^; ablution, lavation^, colature^; disinfection &c v.; drainage, sewerage. lavatory, laundry, washhouse^; washerwoman, laundress, dhobi^, laundryman, washerman^; scavenger, dustman^, sweep; white wings brush [U.S.]; broom, besom^, mop, rake, shovel, sieve, riddle, screen, filter; blotter. napkin, cloth, maukin^, malkin^, handkerchief, towel, sudary^; doyley^, doily, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... the subject of "the town," it may be well to go a little into the matter of sewerage, which almost, above all things, demands the attention of those who care for the health of the labouring population, indeed, for the health of ...
— The Claims of Labour - an essay on the duties of the employers to the employed • Arthur Helps

... Many other subjects, including Sewerage, Piping, Lighting, Warming, Ventilating, Decorating, Laying out of Grounds, etc., are illustrated. An extensive Compendium of Manufacturers Announcements is also given, in which the most reliable and approved Building Materials, Goods, Machines, Tools, and Appliances are described and ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887 • Various

... show cases, cabinets, shelving, counters, etc., required in the installation of an exhibit, must be provided at the expense of the exhibitor, and all countershafts, steam pulleys, belting, etc., and all compressed-air connections, and all water and sewerage connections must be paid for by the person applying ...
— Final Report of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission • Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission

... recognized that he had no right to demolish any house, except for the purpose of erecting a church on the site: this, although the narrowness and crookedness of the streets, as well as their foul and miasmatic condition owing to the lack of all paving and sewerage, were ...
— Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1 • William Walton

Words linked to "Sewerage" :   sewer system, wastewater, waste, effluent, sewage system, drain, waste product, sewer water, waste pipe, waste matter, sewage works, waste material, drainpipe

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