A pond or tank in which fish were kept for eating.

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  • stew|pond — «STOO POND, STYOO », noun. Especially British. a pond or tank in which fish are kept until needed for the table …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stew — Stew, n. [Cf. {Stow}.] 1. A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Chaucer. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. An artificial bed of oysters. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond — A pond is a body of water smaller than a lake, both being examples of terrain features. Although the term pond is universally used to describe waterbodies that are smaller than lakes, an internationally recognised size cutoff has not yet been… …   Wikipedia

  • stew — 1. v. & n. v. 1 tr. & intr. cook by long simmering in a closed vessel with liquid. 2 intr. colloq. be oppressed by heat or humidity, esp. in a confined space. 3 intr. colloq. a suffer prolonged embarrassment, anxiety, etc. b (foll. by over) fret… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stew — stew1 noun 1》 a dish of meat and vegetables cooked slowly in liquid in a closed dish or pan. 2》 informal a state of anxiety or agitation. 3》 archaic a public room used for hot steam baths.     ↘a brothel. verb 1》 cook or be cooked slowly in… …   English new terms dictionary

  • stew — a small pond where fish are kept for eating, now obsolete. Also called vivarium …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Cooling pond — Not to be confused with Spent fuel pool. Mount Storm Lake is a 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) cooling pond for a power plant in Grant County, West Virginia. A cooling pond is a man made body of water primarily formed for the purpose of supplying… …   Wikipedia

  • Dew pond — Typical example of downland dew pond near Chanctonbury Ring, West Sussex. 50°53′47″N 0°23 …   Wikipedia

  • Duck pond — A duck pond in the Queen Elizabeth Park A duck pond is a pond for ducks and other water fowl. Duck ponds provide habitats for water fowl and other birds, who use the water to bathe in and drink. Typically, such ponds are round, oval or kidney… …   Wikipedia

  • Waste pond — A waste pond or chemical pond is a small impounded water body used for the disposal of water pollutants, and sometimes utilized as a method of recycling or decomposing toxic substances. Such waste ponds may be used for regular disposal of… …   Wikipedia

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