cestern, cesterne (n.)
variant spelling of ‘cistern’ [= water receptacle, vessel, reservoir]
AC II.v.95[Cleopatra to Messenger] So half my Egypt were submerged and made / A cesterne for scaled snakes
Mac IV.iii.63[Malcolm to Macduff] Your wives, your daughters ... could not fill up / The cesterne of my lust
Oth IV.ii.60[Othello to Desdemona, of her body] keep it as a cestern for foul toads / To knot and gender in!
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