from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A reel or drum on which hose is wound when not in use or for conveyance.
  • n. A hose-carriage.


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  • Out with the hose-reel and up with the nozzle on the porch.

    A Son of the City A Story of Boy Life

  • Our men from the hospital helped to get most of the furniture out, and were standing around watching the farmhouse and barns burn down, when the 17 Brigade Lancers appeared with the hand hose-reel, which, however, proved to be useless.

    On the Fringe of the Great Fight

  • Some one shouted "Fire, boys!" and all hands rushed for their stations -- some to the hose-reel, some below to the gun deck to close the ports, and some to the berth deck to receive the hose when it came down.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"

  • Another cause of annoyance was the fact that his rubber coat and helmet went with the hose-reel and were by this time adorning the person of an energetic fire-fighter who had no official right to them.

    Anderson Crow, Detective

  • Mr. Crow, also deputy superintendent of the fire-department, was late in getting to the engine-house back of the town hall -- so late that the hand-engine and hose-reel, manned by volunteers who had waited as long as advisable, were belabouring the fire with water some time before he reached the engine-house.

    Anderson Crow, Detective

  • Jumbo Lee and his friends with the other hose-reel.

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  • You take, now, a nice hose-reel painted white and striped into panels with a fine red line, every other panel fruits and flowers, and every other panel a piece of looking-glass shaped like a cut of pie and; I tell you, it looks gay.

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  • LNN, recent price $71.29 - Based in Omaha, Neb., Lindsay is a leader in the design and manufacture of automated central-pivot, lateral and hose-reel irrigation systems used to increase or stabilize agricultural crop production while conserving water, energy and labor.

  • The exposed hose-reel adds a distinctive Northern touch to the frontage of this excellent rural property ...

    Army Rumour Service

  • Firefighters used one hose-reel jet and one breathing apparatus to extinguish the blaze in the first-floor flat just after 7pm last night and a man and a woman were rescued.



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