from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A contrivance for irrigating a lawn or garden gently and evenly.
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On Wednesday, with an armada of trucks and vans parked on the grounds, it was clear that new sod and a lawn-sprinkler system were about to be installed and that the roof on the house — a three-story, 25-room structure once known as Thunder Rock — was being replaced with reddish stone.
Mr. Madoff — who grew up in Queens, N.Y., and once worked as a lawn-sprinkler installer — married his high-school sweetheart and, at age 23, opened his own brokerage company.
The low-rise stucco complex where she lived was enshrouded in lawn-sprinkler haze.
Pantaloons de Garshy; they begin to think iv home an 'mother sindin' down th 'lawn-sprinkler to be filled with bock, an' they go off somewhere, an 'not bein' able to dhry thimsilves with dhrink, they want to die.
A dash of spray from the lawn-sprinkler was spattering the sill, threatening to dampen a pile of dainty clothing laid upon a chair.
It takes about half a second for an unprotected machine to accumulate so much spyware and related junk that it becomes a sort of lawn-sprinkler, spurting more malware and spyware across to its other unprotected computer friends.