from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cap or top of a chain-pump, which serves to guide the water into the discharge-spout, and as a cover for the pump and well; a pump-hood.
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You need to go home - you have pump-head and I'm glad someone finally tumbled to that - I thought so all along.
Have to agree, and have some sympathy for poor old pump-head Bill.
And, resting the towel upon the pump-head, he seized the handle, and sent a jet of clear, cool water over my head, and face, and hands.