from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small and shallow pond, usually artificial, located on ridges or hills where no adequate supply of water is possible from surface-drainage or from springs.


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  • If you weren't civil, before you knew where you were, you were a three-legged toad or a dew-pond or something.

    Jonah and Co.

  • Gerda's young mind was a cess-pool, a clear little dew-pond, according to how you looked at it.

    Dangerous Ages

  • A few seconds later and she stood drinking eagerly, quickly, beside the dew-pond.

    Jan A Dog and a Romance

  • They had drunk together -- the cold nectar of a prehistoric dew-pond that lay within a hundred yards of the cave -- and Desdemona had turned away curtly and hurried back to the cave, with never a lick or a look in Finn's direction, as though she feared he might take the place away in his teeth.

    Jan A Dog and a Romance

  • -- Week a'terwards petty officer found drowned in dew-pond top o Warren Hill.

    The Gentleman A Romance of the Sea

  • This was no doubt the bump of green he had seen from the dew-pond.

    The Gentleman A Romance of the Sea

  • From the highest point where a famous gibbet stands for ever a thousand feet above the sea and where there is a dew-pond, the highest in England, which has never dried up although a large flock of sheep drink in it every summer day, one looks down into an immense hollow, a Devil's Punch

    Afoot in England

  • Then, by chance, it was discovered that the chains in which the murderers had been hanged had been thrown by some evil-minded person into a dew-pond on the farm.

    Afoot in England


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