from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See watering-cart.
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Too much moisture from a sprinkling-cart, I guess.
Out in the drowsy thoroughfare a sprinkling-cart jarred heavily past, spurting ineffectually at the yellow dust which rose perversely under its baptism and surged beneath the awnings of the shops.
By God! or I'll make you leak till folks'll think your father was a water hydrant and your mother a sprinkling-cart.
General's arm and be piloted safely between the hay-wagons and the sprinkling-cart to the other side of the street.