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  • n. A flexible pipe for carrying water or other liquids; a garden hose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas


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  • And it gives them a traffic 'hosepipe' that means every time you search for something that's very 'now' on Google, you're getting results from

    PC World

  • It should be noted, however, that, as goal droughts go the ponytailed Geordie's was only really at the "I may need to water the hanging baskets if this carries on" phase, while Santa Cruz and Torres have staggered, croaking, into the hosepipe ban zone and may soon be forced to share a bath and put a brick in the toilet cistern.

    Global warming to blame for Fernando Torres goal drought | Harry Pearson

  • Banging on about how they've had the same sleeping bag for the past 12 years, reckoning they've got closer to Mother Nature just because they wash themselves at a dripping hosepipe in the morning, as opposed to a hot shower in a pristine cubicle with a snowy-white luxury towel.

    Glamping v camping: are you too posh to pitch?

  • Not sycophantic interviews with members of the royal family, or touring Britain trying to be David Dimbleby or any of the other Britain tourers, but marking out a flowerbed using a hosepipe.

    Love Your Garden and Injustice – review

  • Water companies, which have been upbeat so far about supplies, are likely to warn that some reservoirs in the south and east are beginning to empty but that no hosepipe bans will be needed for several months.

    Crisis meeting is called as drought leaves crops dying in the fields

  • Food prices are expected to rise and a further prolonged spell of dry weather or a heatwave could result in restrictions on water use by the public, including hosepipe and sprinkler bans.

    Crisis meeting is called as drought leaves crops dying in the fields

  • The difference between the minor disruption of hosepipe bans and the misery in the Horn is down to a failure of politics and leadership.

    Is climate change to blame for famine in the Horn of Africa? | Duncan Green

  • You may already have sunburn, and hosepipe bans may be looming, but summer hasn't truly begun until the festival of Beltane has passed.

    This week's new events

  • If engineers from the Environment Agency had not started pumping water into Snailwell's pond every day this winter, it would have disappeared weeks ago, the victim of a drought that now threatens much of England with a summer of parched landscapes, rivers reduced to trickles and possible hosepipe bans ahead.

    Fears of British super-drought after record low rainfall in winter

  • Rainfall had been so low for two winters that 12 million people in the south endured water restrictions, mostly hosepipe bans.

    England's wettest autumn since records began


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  • as in, "Bring that hosepipe over here. The maters are dry."

    April 2, 2007