from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device equipped with a nozzle that when activated provides a stream of drinking water for public use.
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- n. A device that is used to provide water to drink.
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- n. a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
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Earth police were watching her; to them, she was a convenience maintained for outworld people, something like a soft chair in the Earthport lobbies or a drinking fountain with acid-tasting water for strangers who could not tolerate the insipid water of Earth.