street-sprinkler love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as watering-cart, 2.


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  • The street-sprinkler, the dear old street-sprinkler, was coming!

    A Melody in Silver

  • Always when the street-sprinkler passed, David had watched it covetously, and now was his chance.

    A Melody in Silver

  • How, then, can a little boy expect to accomplish any miracles like riding on the street-sprinkler?

    A Melody in Silver

  • Do you call that any way for the street-sprinkler man to act?

    A Melody in Silver

  • But the sparrows had many matters to attend to before all the milkmen and bakers got abroad: they must take their morning dust-bath, for one thing, in the worn places between the cobble-stones, before the street-sprinkler began its sloppy rounds.

    Roof and Meadow

  • He walked with the white oak staff, and but for the street-sprinkler the dust would have been flying under his tread.

    The Voice of the City: Further Stories of the Four Million


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