Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bag of leather, rubber, or other suitable material for holding water.
- n. The reticulum of the stomach of the camel and other Camelidæ, corresponding to the honeycomb tripe of ordinary ruminants.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a vessel for holding water, usually drawn as if a leather bucket. It differs from waler-bouget, or bouget, in retaining the form of actual vessel.
“So who best to understand the dark alleys of the human mind than another frail, hairy, water-bag like me.”
“They took out the horses, and the chap got out a basket with cold beef and bread and half a tongue and a bottle of good whisky and water-bag.”
“Zemzemiyah, a goat-skin water-bag, which, especially when new, communicates to its contents a ferruginous aspect and a wholesome, though hardly an attractive, flavour of tanno-gelatine.”
“The grin faded from Jock's face, drained away like a water-bag emptying, and blood gushed from his mouth and spilled into Bothwell's face, blinding him.”
“They were still so far away that even a camel would have looked no larger than an ant at that distance, but they were assuredly human beings, two who were strangers to the desert -- for the palm knew the people of the desert -- a man and a woman, who had neither guide, nor beasts of burden, nor tent, nor water-bag.”
“They are also known as Mashki or Pakhali, after their leathern water-bag.”
“In my practice I have observed that when the water-bag comes away in the early stages the labour is protracted.”
“When the water-bag comes away, the hand should be introduced to ascertain whether the calf is coming the right way; its fore-legs protruding to the passage, and its head lying upon them or a little between them, is the natural position when all is right.”
“No one should go through the period of gestation without a hot water-bag.”
“-- The hot water-bag serves the same purpose as hot fomentations, and is much more convenient.”
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