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 (pĭ-sē′nə, -sī′nə, -shē′nə)
n. pl. pi·sci·nae (-nē) Ecclesiastical
A stone basin with a drain for carrying away the water used in ceremonial ablutions.

[Middle English piscine, from Medieval Latin piscīna, from Latin, fishpond, pool, from piscis, fish.]

pis′ci·nal (pĭs′ə-nəl) adj.


n, pl -nae (-niː) or -nas
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a stone basin, with a drain, in a church or sacristy where water used at Mass is poured away
[C16: from Latin: fish pond, from piscis a fish]
piscinal adj


(pɪˈsaɪ nə, pɪˈsi-)

n., pl. -nae (-nē).
a basin with a drain used for holy ablutions, now usu. generally in the sacristy.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin; Latin piscīna fish pond, swimming pool, derivative of piscis fish]
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O homem contemporaneo e familiarizado com rochas artificiais para escalada, com pistas indoor de esqui, com piscinas que simulam ondas, destinadas (mas nao somente) a surfistas.
There's also the chance to enjoy another seamless integration of man's efforts and the geography, Piscinas Naturais at Porto Moniz, a beautifully tiered, almost art deco swimming pool set into the coast which fills with seawater - it's a must - definitely the most beautifully appointed swimming pool you could imagine, and cheap too.
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Further northwest is the Costa Verde, a quiet region of sand dunes and scrubland but with some of the most unspoilt beaches on the whole island at towns such as Piscinas (which translates as "swimming pool" indicating the quality of the bathing found here) and Marina di Albus.
la bendicion de las piscinas publicas y el subsecuente
In Ruskin's words, "Scott reverences Melrose, yet casts one of its piscinas, puts a modern steel grate into it, and makes it his fireplace.