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  • In the rather posh shop catering to baby boom birders where I occasionally purchase seed, you can buy bird-bath warmers... seeing as we only need them about three days a year I think that may be an unecessary luxury, but I would hate the birds to go thirsty.

    Thirsty sparrows

  • There was a bird-bath at the end of the centre path, and sitting on a bench near the window was a large tortoise shell cat, watching two kittens playing on the small lawn.

    Hilltop Tryst

  • I stood beside the bird-bath and put a forefinger in it.

    The Fifth Wheel A Novel

  • He put the tray on the side-table near us, and in spite of our waitress's protests insisted upon arranging the little bird-bath dishes before our plates.

    A Traveler from Altruria: Romance

  • In the centre is a small pool that was originally meant to serve as a bird-bath, but children from the neighbourhood like to play in it.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The sleek, bi-level, stone-floored room, one of West Chester's go-to upscale destinations, has had some special-occasion starch removed, as the white linens were replaced with handsome wood-topped tables, and the bird-bath fountain near the entrance was removed for a marble-topped table laden with charcuterie and artisan cheese.

    Phillies Zone

  • However, making room for a two-day bird-bath in your refrigerator delivers quite a challenge to an already-over burdened, holiday-stocked refrigerator.

    Susiej

  • If they aren’t nice to sit on you could always put them in your aviary with a bird-bath on the seat.

    Retro Inspired Chairs

  • The water in the tiled pool shimmered beneath the sun’s rays, and she watched a bright-plumed parrot coast in to perch on the edge of the bird-bath, drink from the water, look around then spread its wings and fly to settle high in the branches of a large tree.

    Purchased By The Billionaire

  • XV?) so that it looked out of the window onto what had been a wisteria-framed view of the bird-bath, and was now a solid green curtain.

    Locked Rooms

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  • "If you happen to be sleeping outside and then spending your daytime hours at a jobsite, unless you're working where showers are readily available at the worksite, it's unlikely you're going to find a day shelter open to get a shower at by the time you're done with your shift. After about two or three days, it's probable that co-workers are going to start noticing, if it takes them that long. The human body can get quite funky when it goes long periods without exposure to soap and water, and in today's appearance-conscious society, folks who look like it's been a while since they've bathed usually stick out like a sore thumb, especially in a work environment. Oh sure, a person can get themselves what the tramps call a bird-bath by stopping in at a local restroom and freshening up a bit. But this only goes so far. Lack of deodorant, soap, toothpaste, shaving supplies, etc., have a very noticeable impact on a person's overall ability to maintain 'good grooming and hygiene', as employee handbooks often put it."

    - Steven Samra, Don't be Homeless, Get a Job!, change.org, 17 March 2009.

    March 23, 2009