Definitions

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  • n. A place for dregs and dirt; a sink; a sewer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place for dregs and dirt; a sink; a sewer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place into which dregs, dirt, etc., are thrown; a sink.

Etymologies

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Latin sentina ("bilge water, hold of a ship, dregs"): compare French sentine.

Examples

  • This alonely I can say grossly, and as in a sum, of the which all we (our hurt is the more) have experience, the devil to be a stinking sentine of all vices; a foul filthy channel of all mischiefs; and that this world, his son, even a child meet to have such a parent, is not much unlike his father.

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