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!
Always when the street-sprinkler passed, David had watched it covetously, and now was his chance.
How, then, can a little boy expect to accomplish any miracles like riding on the street-sprinkler?
Do you call that any way for the street-sprinkler man to act?
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.
He walked with the white oak staff, and but for the street-sprinkler the dust would have been flying under his tread.