Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which carries water; specifically, an arrangement of wires or the like on which a bucket of water, raised from a well, etc., may be conveyed wherever required, as to a house.
“He worked as a night watchman, hawked potatoes on the street, pasted labels in a cannery warehouse, was utility man in a paper-box factory, and water-carrier for a street railway construction gang, and even joined the Dishwashers 'Union just before it fell to pieces.”
“In Pyeng-yang I became a water-carrier, for know that that old city, whose walls were ancient even in the time of David, was considered by the people to be a canoe, and that, therefore, to sink a well inside the walls would be to scupper the city.”
“Of course, she is I assume just speaking in her capacity as spokesperson and water-carrier for Obama.”
“Not all the work here originated amid melting ice: Lucy and Jorge Orta's water-carrier vitrine was inspired by their work in the Amazon, where Cape Farewell's mission is increasingly urgent.”
“Plus, he's been a major water-carrier for the president, and that should weigh him down as well.”
“Speaking of which, Maloney's Senate deputy chair is Chuck Schumer, Wall Street's leading water-carrier among Senate Democrats, which makes her doubly brave.”
“Biden has been a water-carrier for the rapacious credit card companies for many years.”
“So you like the major water-carrier of the bankruptcy bill disaster, and got it spectacularly wrong on Iraq as a pick to love?”
“I predicted months ago that the Repub field was weak and did not have a True Corporatist water-carrier in the field.”
“Let me postulate that Lieberman is the front man, water-carrier for AIPAC.”
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