from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Water charged with carbon dioxide.
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- n. Soda water, a form of carbonated water
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- n. effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide
They had rowed up the river to their usual landing-place, a trip she always enjoyed, though it had been somewhat marred by the fear that she might be again compelled to burrow into the earth like a mole, forsaking the glory of sunshine and sparkling water for the dismal dampness of that unspeakable hole in the ground.
The beautiful dog-wood's sweeping sprays and broad leaves, the maiden-hairs glossy wreathes and pearly buds, and the soft emerald moss, clothing the old fallen trees with its velvet tapestry, and hiding their decay with its cool rich beauty, while the sun light falls in golden tracery down the birch trees silver trunk, and the sparkling water flashes in the rays, or sings on its sweet melody unseen amid the luxuriant vegetation that conceals it.
The sparkling water reflected the bright sun up at her, while the almost-white sandstone bounced light and heat down, adding to the intense glare.
And wasn't it the same tender love that made the sparkling water and sunshine for Pen-se, and the shining brown ducks for her, too; the springs in the desert and the palm-trees for Gemila, as
The barge had come to rest in a pool of still, sparkling water and Queen Sough gestured for them to disembark.