from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sewage-disposal tank in which a continuous flow of waste material is decomposed by anaerobic bacteria.
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- n. A small-scale watertight treatment system for domestic sewage in which the flow is slowed to allow sedimentation and sludge digestion by bacteria to take place.
- n. Yank (American person)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See tank.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large tank where solid matter or sewage is disintegrated by bacteria
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He'd been told that the second septic tank on the other side of the house was too old, too small.
After several months some engineer officers, under the leadership of Major Fred Saint of Elmhurst, Illinois, organized a sanitary detail, and succeeded in building deep septic tank type latrines that would not cave in.
The water came from a well on the property, so no one would be reading a water meter, and the runoff and waste from his one toilet would ï¬ow into the same septic tank that was used by the convent.
She was witness to bizarre sights: three homeless albinos living in Golden Gate Park, a BMW suddenly swallowed up by an ancient septic tank in Woodside, a loose buffalo strolling down Taraval Street.