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Nethinium

The hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of God, an office which the Gibeomtes were condemned to by Joshua (Joshua ix. 27). The word means given to God.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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