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Word Meanings - WATERFLOOD - Book Publishers vocabulary database

A flood of water; an inundation.

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  • FLOODER
    One who floods anything.
  • WATER-BEARER
    The constellation Aquarius.
  • WATERWORT
    Any plant of the natural order Elatineæ, consisting of two genera , mostly small annual herbs growing in the edges of ponds. Some have a peppery or acrid taste.
  • WATER SHREW
    Any one of several species of shrews having fringed feet and capable of swimming actively. The two common European species are the best known. The most common American water shrew, or marsh shrew , is rarely seen, owing to its nocturnal habits.
  • WATER-TIGHT
    So tight as to retain, or not to admit, water; not leaky.
  • WATER RAT
    The water vole. See under Vole. The muskrat. The beaver rat. See under Beaver. 2. A thief on the water; a pirate.
  • WATER CRAKE
    The dipper. The spotted crake . See Illust. of Crake. The swamp hen, or crake, of Australia.
  • WATER DOG
    A dog accustomed to the water, or trained to retrieve waterfowl. Retrievers, waters spaniels, and Newfoundland dogs are so trained.
  • WATER SAIL
    A small sail sometimes set under a studding sail or under a driver boom, and reaching nearly to the water.
  • WATER CLOCK
    An instrument or machine serving to measure time by the fall, or flow, of a certain quantity of water; a clepsydra.
  • WATERIE
    The pied wagtail; -- so called because it frequents ponds.
  • WATER BALLAST
    Water confined in specially constructed compartments in a vessel's hold, to serve as ballast.
  • WATER RAM
    An hydraulic ram.
  • WATER LINE
    Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel. Note: In a half-breadth plan, the water lines are outward curves showing the horizontal form of the ship at their several
  • WATER LOCUST
    A thorny leguminous tree which grows in the swamps of the Mississippi valley.
  • WATER PARSNIP
    Any plant of the aquatic umbelliferous genus Sium, poisonous herbs with pinnate or dissected leaves and small white flowers.
  • WATERING
    a. & n. from Water, v. Watering call , a sound of trumpet or bugle summoning cavalry soldiers to assemble for the purpose of watering their horses. -- Watering cart, a sprinkling cart. See Water. -- Watering place. A place where water may be
  • WATERWORN
    Worn, smoothed, or polished by the action of water; as, waterworn stones.
  • WATER CROW
    The dipper. The European coot.
  • WATER CART
    A cart carrying water; esp., one carrying water for sale, or for sprinkling streets, gardens, etc.
  • BLACKWATER STATE
    Nebraska; -- a nickname alluding to the dark color of the water of its rivers, due to the presence of a black vegetable mold in the soil.
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