Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A barrel or cistern mounted on wheels, used for watering plants.
  • n. A large tank, of whatever form, mounted on a wagon-body, used for watering streets.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The air was warm, the women were wearing light-coloured dresses, and a municipal watering-cart was slowly sprinkling one half of the roadway.

    Maigret in Society

  • It is best applied with the watering-cart, but must be diluted before use with three or four times its bulk of water, as if concentrated it burns up the grass, and it is also advisable to use it during wet weather.

    Elements of Agricultural Chemistry

  • The driver of the watering-cart jerked his thumb backward toward the river and replied:

    More Toasts

  • A watering-cart had just passed, and the air was fresh and wet.

    Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby

  • "It would be just about Gay's luck to run into a watering-cart or lean up against a freshly painted door, in that pretty pongee suit," she thought, watching them out of sight.

    The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation

  • Her legs were less active than her mind, and most of our expeditions with her were made in carriages, from which she dispensed her wisdom placidly as we went along, laying the dust of our ignorance with the droppings of her erudition, like a watering-cart.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • Nicholas Spoopjack bought six rolling-pins and a watering-cart, and melted down his whiskers for guns, and they put on red gaiters and clean pinafores, and marched across the park.

    More about Pixie

  • As Presley straightened up after drinking from the faucet at one end of the horse-trough, the watering-cart itself laboured into view around the turn of the Lower Road.

    The Octopus : A story of California

  • The road was better here, the dust laid after the passage of Hooven's watering-cart, and, in a few minutes, he had come to the ranch house itself, with its white picket fence, its few flower beds, and grove of eucalyptus trees.

    The Octopus : A story of California

  • The shady drives in the park, which only a day or two ago were so brilliant with smart traps and spring toilets, are become a cool wilderness, where will meet, perhaps, a few maiden ladies exercising fat dogs, uninterrupted except by the watering-cart or by a few stray tourists in cabs.

    Worldly Ways and Byways

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