reservoir

Definition: A place where a material (oftentimes a liquid) can be stored

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The Song of the Lark - By Willa Cather, Houghton Mifflin Company, Riverside Press
...When he reached the reservoir path he saw Thea ahead of him, walking rapidly against the wind ....
The Last Days of Pompeii - By Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
...I am very often tempted to make away with a very fat carptor -LRB- butler -RRB- that I possess, and pop him slyly into the reservoir ....
The Day's Work - By Rudyard Kipling
...me, saying that the people where he is might be `` advantageously employed on relief-work, " and suggesting that he put 'em to work on some broken-down old reservoir he 's discovered, so as to have a good water-supply when the Rains come ....
The Eyes of the World - By Harold Bell Wright
...From the he dwork to the reservoir two thousand feet above the pc, rer-house at the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon, this trail is cut in the steep side of the Galena range--overhanging the narrow valley below--nine beautiful miles of it ....
Town And City - By Frances Gulick Jewett
...New York has built reservoir after reservoir to hold the rain that falls anywhere in that region; and draws from these in dry weather ....
Prose Works - By Walter Scott
...-- " Very true, sir, " replies the clerk; " but then it was no law of Nature brought it to the reservoir, at a height which was necessary to enable us to disperse the supply over the city ....
Notes on Novelists - By Henry James
...gate, leaving the contents of the reservoir to boil and evaporate ....
The Golden House - By Charles Dudley Warner
...There must be streams into the reservoir ....
Among the Forces - By Henry White Warren
...So it sent the men twenty miles away in the mountains to dig a ditch all the way to the mine, and then gravitation brought water to a reservoir four hundred feet above the mouth of the mine ....
The Rim of the Desert - By Ada Woodruff Anderson
...And Weatherbee had put in a small dam there to create his first reservoir ....
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - By Mark Twain, William Naill Otto
...We put in a little iron pump, one of the first turned out by my works near the capital; we bored into a stone reservoir which stood against the outer wall of the well-chamber and inserted a section of lead pipe that was long enough to reach to the door of the chapel and project beyond the threshold, where the gushing water would be visible to the two hundred and fifty acres of people I was intending should be present on the flat plain in front of this little holy hillock at the proper time ....
Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things - By Henry Van Dyke
...There was not a mill, nor a reservoir, nor a cranberry-bog, on all its course of a short mile ....
Ben-Hur - By Lewis Wallace
...In all directions the grade sloped gently from the center, where there was a reservoir, or deep marble basin, broken at intervals by little gates which, when raised, emptied the water into sluices bordering the walks--a cunning device for the rescue of the place from the aridity too prevalent elsewhere in the region ....
The House of the Seven Gables - By Nathaniel Hawthorne
...had sympathies with children, and kept his heart the fresher thereby, like a reservoir into which rivulets were pouring not far from the fountain-head ....