Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coil of pipes, similar to a brine-cooler, for cooling distilled water by means of fresh cold water, preparatory to freezing it in making ice.
- n. Any device for cooling water; especially, a vessel with non-conducting walls in which water for drinking is placed with ice. Such coolers are fitted with a faucet in the lower part, for drawing off the water. The effect of other coolers is due to evaporation through their porous walls. See
“I'm sorry that when those pictures were found and published by the sleazy, greasy little websites that feel they're performing some kind of public service by doing crap like this, everybody got together around the national water-cooler to cluck, whinny and chortle about how chubby and lackluster the woman turned out to be.”
“But the results could cast some cold water on the theory that social-networking services like Twitter are forces for driving more viewers to live shows by creating an instant water-cooler effect.”
“I guess I've just been trained to think of it as a water-cooler holiday," he said, "and you never want your girl telling her friends she got nothing for Valentine's Day.”
“The characters seem too tall relative to the water-cooler and rocket launcher.”
“We have a generic office background (including a water-cooler and plant).”
“All the tension and embarrassment-induced squirming comes to a marvelous dove-tail when Fragasso loses his cool at a screening of Troll 2 followed by a Q&A with the cast in which they tell water-cooler stories about how awful the making of the film really was.”
“All the tension and embarassment-induced squirming comes to a marvelous dove-tail when Fragasso loses his cool at a screening of Troll 2 followed by a Q&A with the cast in which they tell water-cooler stories about how awful the making of the film really was.”
“As a TV genre, competition reality shows are one of the last redoubts of truly mass-market television, able to sweep over all segments of the audience, fuel water-cooler chatter and make advertisers swoon as the medium did in the heyday of broadcast television.”
“A manager who's changed his happy tune and avoids the usual water-cooler conversations may be making a non-verbal cue that employee performance has been suffering.”
“What I find really interesting is often these characters were the epitome of water-cooler talk, sometimes for years.”
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