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SEW'ER, n. [L. sicco.] A drain or passage to cnvey off waterunder ground; a subterraneous canal, particularly in cities; corruptly pronounced Shore or soer.

SEW'ER, n. An officer who serves up the feast and arranges the dishes. Obs.

SEW'ER, n. One who sews, or uses the needle.




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SEW'ER, n. [L. sicco.] A drain or passage to cnvey off waterunder ground; a subterraneous canal, particularly in cities; corruptly pronounced Shore or soer.

SEW'ER, n. An officer who serves up the feast and arranges the dishes. Obs.

SEW'ER, n. One who sews, or uses the needle.


SEW'ER, n.1 [G. anzucht; perhaps from the root of suck, or L. sicco. But Elmes deduces the word from the old French asscour.]

A drain or passage to convey off water under ground; a subterraneous canal, particularly in cities; corruptly pronounced shoer or soer.


SEW'ER, n.2 [D. schaffer, from schaffen, to provide, to dish up; G. schaffner; Dan. skaffer; Sw. skaffare. See Shape.]

An officer who serves up a feast and arranges the dishes. [Obs.] Milton.


SEW'ER, n.3

One who sews, or uses the needle.


Sew"er
  1. One who sews, or stitches.
  2. A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.
  3. 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.

  4. A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer (Phoxopteris nubeculana)
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Sewer

SEW'ER, noun [Latin sicco.] A drain or passage to cnvey off waterunder ground; a subterraneous canal, particularly in cities; corruptly pronounced Shore or soer.

SEW'ER, noun An officer who serves up the feast and arranges the dishes. Obs.

SEW'ER, noun One who sews, or uses the needle.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SO'JOURNER, n. A temporary resident; a stranger or traveler who dwells in a place for a time. We are strangers before thee and sojourners, as all out father were. I Chron. 29.

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