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  • n. Plural form of hydrant.


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  • Similarly, a person who drives all around town blocking fire hydrants is doing something wrong even if he willingly pays all applicable fines in a prompt manner.

    Matthew Yglesias » Promises and Penalties

  • In unairconditioned neighborhoods where hacking fire hydrants is a favorite and necessary summertime activity, they spurt a refreshing frothy gaiety.

    Public Fountain by Charles Goldman

  • Sky-high metals prices combined with the weak U.S. economy in recent years have led brazen thieves to strip copper wire out of vacant homes, swipe stainless-steel beer kegs from bars and even make off with manhole covers, street lights and parts of fire hydrants.

    Sky-High Metal Prices Lead to a Grave Situation

  • In other words: Nothing is too good for the hotel's canine guests, he said, hence the profusion of red fire hydrants for the boys and the demure potted plant and covered seating for the girls.

    Spending the Kitty on Pooches

  • Water-poems by fire hydrants, cut-up installations in shop windows, a campaign for Monty Burns for Mayor, and most beautiful of all, string crochet wrapped around razor wire protecting a vacant lot.

    Newyorkism « Squares of Wheat

  • One hundred and forty-six died in the flames On the ninth floor, no hydrants, no fire escapes- The witness in a building across the street Who watched how a young man helped a girl to step Up to the windowsill, then held her out Away from the masonry wall and let her drop.

    100th Anniversary Recalls Horror of New York Triangle Fire

  • Back here I quoted Neil Gaiman's childhood impressions of America from comic books, particularly pizza, fire hydrants, and superheroes.

    “All We

  • Gaiman also mentioned the mystery of fire hydrants.

    “America Was Like This Fabled Foreign Land”

  • So [in Superman] there are all these fire hydrants everywhere, and I was never able to quite figure out what a fire hydrant -- what are they?

    Every Bit as Strange

  • Heck, constantly connected pet owners should be thankful their digital devices aren't shaped like hydrants.

    Dave Astor: Wireless Addicts, Pay Attention to Your Kids and Dogs!


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