Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An artificial pond, generally with a sloping bottom, in which swimming is learned or practised.
“For a number of years he has been engaged in filling the holes with stone to protect his cattle, but the boys still use the north-east hole as a swimming-pond in the summer.”
“The nesting season was now over, as well as the song season; the birds, therefore, were less to be seen, but the drying of the streams had concentrated much life in the swimming-pond.”
“There was plenty in the swimming-pond yet, and the boys realized that this had become a gathering place for those wild things that were”
“As a matter of fact, it was the swimming-pond that turned the day.”
“Of course, this greatly increased his general interest in the swimming-pond, and he chiefly was responsible for the making of a canoe later on.”
“The road goes as far as the creek," suggested Yan; "let's make a raft there an 'take the lot in it down to the swimming-pond; that'd be real”
“We've got the best camp -- have the swimming-pond, and we are the oldest Tribe, not to speak of the success we had in a certain leetle business not long ago which the youngest of us kin remember, "and Guy grinned in appreciation of this evident reference to his exploit.”
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