from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bath in which water is showered upon the person from above.
  • n. An apparatus for pouring a shower of water upon the body.


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  • I washed my pack in the shower-bath, then left it open to breathe next to the window.

    Miles to Go

  • Go into the shower-bath with a small quantity of water at a temperature low enough to give you a slight sensation of cold, 75 or 80 degrees.

    Tip Day

  • After a much more pleasant shower-bath, this time shared, and yet another change of clothing, Darian stumbled over Keisha's bundle in the middle of the floor of the outer room.

    Elephant in the City

  • But what interests me most is the way in which he circumvents the shower-bath.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • If the same law is still in operation, he ought to be sitting in a shower-bath.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • I lived in the smallest apartment: a studio with a shower-bath with a plastic curtain illustrated with toaster-sized cartoon goldfish and a kitchen with a tile sink and counter and a small hot plate.

    Richard Paul Evans Ebook Christmas Set

  • Robber, assassin — those words which Marius thought had disappeared and which returned, fell upon him like an ice-cold shower-bath.

    Les Miserables

  • On 1st inst. he was said to have been in a bad humor; he was seen, or is said to have been seen, to sharpen a knife, and mutter threats against someone; on the strength of which he was, on 24 inst., seized by several keepers or deputy-keepers of the State Prison, and by them dragged toward the shower-bath for punishment.

    Grant Perry: A Letter of Help to Judge Mukasey

  • At the Sea-bathing Establishment, a row of neat little wooden houses seven or eight feet high, I SAW the proprietor in bed in the shower-bath.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • It had one unusual luxury, however, in the shape of a wardrobe of painted wood, something smaller than an English watch-box; or if this comparison should be insufficient to convey a just idea of its dimensions, they may be estimated from the fact of my having lived for fourteen days and nights in the firm belief that it was a shower-bath.

    American Notes for General Circulation


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