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Pronunciation : Sew"er
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. One who sews, or stitches.

2. (Zoöl.)

Defn: A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer (Phoxopteris nubeculana)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sew"er
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OF. sewiere, seuwiere, ultimately fr. L. ex out + a derivative of aqua water; cf. OF. essevour a drain, essever, esseuwer, essiaver, to cause to flow, to drain, to flow, LL. exaquatorium a channel through which water runs off. Cf. Ewer, Aquarium.]
Definition : Defn: A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sew"er
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. OE. assewer, and asseour, OF. asseour, F. asseoir to seat, to set, L. assidere to sit by; ad + sedere to sit (cf. Sit); or cf. OE. sew pottage, sauce, boiled meat, AS. seáw juice, Skr. su to press out.]
Definition : Defn: 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. Then the sewer Poured water from a great and golden ewer, That from their hands to a silver caldron ran. Chapman.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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