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▪ The huge reservoir so created stretched many miles upstream.
▪ Osaka has already set the example, to provide space for the heavy industries attracted there by the huge reservoir of labour.
▪ To the north and east were storehouses; huge, covered reservoirs of grain and rice.
▪ Eight hundred miles of the Missouri would be transformed into a chain of huge, turbid reservoirs.
▪ Methods Twenty three patients who had undergone restorative proctocolectomy with ileal reservoir were included in the study.
▪ Various microbiological changes have been observed in pelvic ileal reservoirs, although these have not been consistent.
▪ He says that below the Forest of Dean lies one of Britains largest natural reservoirs.
▪ Another large reservoir of fossil fuels, solid gas hydrates, has recently come to public recognition.
▪ Indeed the feeder pipe almost certainly extends down to a large magma reservoir well below sea level.
▪ Lake Rampart would become the largest reservoir in the world.
▪ But the water watchdog Offwat is against costly new reservoirs.
▪ His head was filled with abandoned canals and new reservoirs.
▪ And meeting that increase, through new reservoirs and treatment works, is very expensive.
▪ These effects have created a variety of trap situations in potential Palaeozoic reservoir units.
▪ The carbonates occur in four separate units and all are known to contain potential reservoir rocks.
▪ The coals constitute a proven commercial gas source which is in direct contact with the recognised potential reservoirs.
▪ Nevertheless potential reservoir rocks may occur at these shallower levels.
▪ The carbonates occur in four separate units and all are known to contain potential reservoir rocks.
▪ Nevertheless potential reservoir rocks may occur at these shallower levels.
▪ This will act as a water reservoir to keep the soil from becoming too soggy.
▪ An aquarium is only a small water reservoir into which only a few plant species can be planted.
▪ We simply could not build, nor afford to build enough reservoirs to replace the aquifers we depend on today.
▪ But who, Powell asked, was building on-stream reservoirs?
▪ The idea of building a reservoir has hovered over Lee Farm, Freckenham for years.
▪ In 1962, the total amount of federally built reservoir storage in the nation was somewhere around 300 million acre-feet.
▪ If later generation was significant, the cavernous conditions in parts of the Carboniferous Limestone could provide remarkable reservoirs.
▪ Diagenetic pyrite in the Lower Palaeozoic rocks of the Southern Uplands provided a sulphur reservoir.
▪ The system uses well and log data to provide on-the-spot reservoir analysis, enabling drilling to be adjusted to maximise well productivity.
▪ Electricity is regenerated by returning the water to a low reservoir through a turbo-generator.
▪ Every available stretch of water - be it river, sea or reservoir - is likely to harbour a sailing club.
▪ Improved cleanliness of young children can reduce the nasal and ocular discharges that constitute a major reservoir of infectious material.
▪ It is only responsible for the reservoir itself and for the sluice gates, says Maxwell.
▪ Particles of pellets have polluted the tank, the gravel acting as a reservoir of pollution, despite the water changes.
▪ Salomon Brothers was full of shrewd, knowing people, I said, and we would draw from their reservoir of ideas.
▪ Secondly, its effect could only be to put the squeeze on landowners who sat in the path of the reservoir.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Receptacle \Re*cep"ta*cle\ (r[-e]*s[e^]p"t[.a]*k'l), n. [F. r['e]ceptacle, L. receptaculum, fr. receptare, v. intens. fr. recipere to receive. See Receive.]

  1. That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as for examople, a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository.

    O sacred receptacle of my joys!

  2. (Bot.)

    1. The apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.

    2. The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers.

    3. An intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or other matters.

    4. A special branch which bears the fructification in many cryptogamous plants.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1680s, "a place where something tends to collect," originally figurative, from French réservoir "storehouse," from Old French reserver "to reserve" (see reserve (n.)). Specific meaning "artificial basin to collect and store a large body of water" is from 1705.


n. 1 A place where anything is kept in store 2 A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply. 3 A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter. 4 A supply or source of something.

  1. n. a large or extra supply of something; "a reservoir of talent"

  2. lake used to store water for community use [syn: artificial lake]

  3. tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)

  4. anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival" [syn: source]

Reservoir (EP)

Reservoir is a four song CD EP by Irish singer/songwriter Fionn Regan. It was released 20 January 2003 on Anvil Records.

Reservoir (album)

Reservoir is the debut album of the London-based indie folk band Fanfarlo. The album was recorded in October and November 2008 at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States and was produced by Peter Katis. It includes the bands featured singles "Fire Escape" and "Harold T. Wilkins, or How to Wait for a Very Long Time", which were released on preceding EPs. Three further singles, "Drowning Men", "The Walls Are Coming Down" and "I'm a Pilot" were released from the album in the summer of 2009.

Reservoir (disambiguation)

A reservoir is an artificial lake.

Reservoir may also refer to:

  • A thermodynamic reservoir, an ideal thermodynamical system.
  • Reservoir, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Reservoir, Western Australia, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Reservoir, California, a former settlement in California, United States
  • Reservoir (album), 2009 album by Fanfarlo
  • Reservoir (EP), 2003 EP by Fionn Regan
  • Reservoir (MBTA station), a streetcar stop on the Boston subway
  • Reservoir (Rauschenberg), a 1961 painting by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Natural reservoir, an alternate or passive host for a disease
    • Fomite, any inanimate object or substance capable of carrying infectious organisms
  • Petroleum reservoir, a subsurface pool of hydrocarbons
Reservoir (MBTA station)

Reservoir is a surface station on the MBTA's Green Line "D" Branch, located on the border of Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts near Cleveland Circle. The station is adjacent to Reservoir Yard and Carhouse, with the Cleveland Circle terminus of the "C" Branch just a block away. With a daily ridership of 3,395, Reservoir is the second-busiest surface stop on the "D' Branch (after Brookline Village).

Reservoir station is handicapped accessible, with raised platforms to accommodate low-floor trams.


A reservoir ( etymology: from French réservoir a "storehouse" ) is a storage space for fluids. These fluids may be water, hydrocarbons or gas. A reservoir usually means an enlarged natural or artificial lake, storage pond or impoundment created using a dam or lock to store water. Reservoirs can be created by controlling a stream that drains an existing body of water. They can also be constructed in river valleys using a dam. Alternately, a reservoir can be built by excavating flat ground and/or constructing retaining walls and levees.

Tank reservoirs store liquids or gases in storage tanks that may be elevated, at grade level, or buried. Tank reservoirs for water are also called cisterns.

Underground reservoirs store almost exclusively water and petroleum below ground.

Reservoir (Rauschenberg)

Reservoir is a 1961 painting by American artist Robert Rauschenberg. The piece is one of his " combine paintings" and features two different wheels.

Usage examples of "reservoir".

She knew that Ambler had told a number of peoplehis ex-wife, his associates, even virtual strangersthat his life goal was not to amass a huge reservoir of money.

After a while I realised that men were trading off upon me, that a steady stream of new men was constantly arriving, presumably to replace the old as their reservoirs grew exhausted.

It was decked out with medical gear, urine and excreta reservoirs, decontamination kits, and testing paraphernalia.

If this went on, humans would eventually drain a substantial proportion of the exergy reservoir of the Galaxy as a whole, before exhausting themselves or falling on each other in war.

Bonus Packs, Russians, the reservoir girl, even my Alpha homies in Iraq.

Two twenty-four-inch cooling mains, now empty, used to bring water up from a reservoir back in the bunker farm to cool the main steam condensers.

From above Marchpane could see the tenders in their helmets and their insulated suits, standing in a line upon the concrete rim of the containment reservoir, raking off the distilled brandy-glass.

Though she was still exhausted from the misfired spell, she knew that she had to find a reservoir of strength or drown.

Hanging a metre off the reservoir bed, motionless, trying to outstare a dolphin.

Along there the Snake River and the Pallisades Reservoir, sparkling blue against the dark pines, were stunningly beautiful.

The making of dams, the private and public provision of water in the underground reservoirs by artesian bores, and the facilities for travelling stock by such ways have all lessened the risks which the pioneer pastoralists ran bravely in the old days.

The generating plant would be between the reservoir and river, the penstocks ending at the plant, where the tailrace tunnels start.

Each one was created on a special platen made of obsidian, filled with oily cotton, fed from a reservoir of defiled holy oil.

Even warm enough, in places, that the polywater turned into its gaseous state, carrying the ancient bacteria aloft on trade winds, into the Jet Stream, and over land -- where it found its way to landlocked lakes, rivers, reservoirs.

At Schofield the MP Company that covered the Post and Wahiawa and the road down under the two columns of tall trees alongside the reservoir, they had men just as big, and just as tough, but Prew knew several of them.