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pi·sci·na

 (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.
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There have been soirees, lundis, and Woolfian picnics, but these were piscinal, with a privileged view of Fred Busch polar-bearing about in the deep end, crying "Oh to be weightless at last