Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking modern plumbing or heating facilities: a cold-water flat.

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Examples

  • The sisters, fresh from their cold-water baths, had stripped down to their sleep clothes.

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  • The bathroom consists of a Western toilet, a cold-water sink with a water heater and shower head attached to the wall that is often not separated from the rest of the bathroom inside a shower stall.

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  • The flower hat jelly, a rare cold-water species with pinstriped crimson bands on its bell, lives on the outcroppings of plants and uses its lustrous tentacles to paralyze the fish it consumes.

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  • A cold-water rinse of the beer-soaked rags caused heavy saturation of the Zorbeez, but the Shamwow sprung back after wringing and seemed to have already shed most of the moisture.

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  • Moreover, its gers that were equipped with bathrooms had only toilets and cold-water sinks.

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  • "We put firefighters in the water in cold-water rescue suits," Mr. Vatter said.

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  • No, not their old Dickensian cold-water offices, as described in Talk of the Town a few years back, but the newish ones.

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  • He ran across a book in the library on the care of the body, and promptly developed a penchant for a cold-water bath every morning, much to the amazement of Jim, and to the bewilderment of Mr. Higginbotham, who was not in sympathy with such high-fangled notions and who seriously debated whether or not he should charge Martin extra for the water.

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  • We put two firefighters in the water in cold-water rescue suits.

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  • Throughout the year, I practice regularly with rifle & pistol, but diving is a great part of what I enjoy and I hope to remain a cold-water diver as long as the Good Lord permits me to do so.

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