Cistern

noun
1.a reservoir, tank, or container for storing or holding water or other liquid.
2.Anatomy. a reservoir or receptacle of some natural fluid of the body.
“Once Stamp Paid brought you a coat, got the message to you, saved your life, of fixed the cistern he took the liberty of walking in your door as though if were his own”
Beloved by Toni Morrison (Page 203)

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