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Cistern, a receptacle of water: “like ivory conduits coral --s filling,” Lucr. 1234. “or keep it as a c. for foul toads to knot and gender in,” Oth. IV, 2, 62. “so half my Egypt were submerged and made a c. for scaled snakes,” Ant. II, 5, 95. Tropically: “your wives, your daughters, your matrons and your maids, could not fill up the c. of my lust,” Mcb. IV, 3, 63.
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