from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a cistern to hold a supply of water; esp. a small cistern at the back of a stove, or a group of pipes set in the fire box of a stove or furnace, through which water circulates and is heated.
- See under 1st back.
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- n. water heater consisting of a tank or pipes set at the back of a fireplace or in the firebox of a stove
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He believed my letter and he went himself to Bitter Springs to take some of the water back to Old Thares.
Though he intellectually knew that the water was no different from water back home, his skin, his nose insisted it was oilier, fungal.
I did hear some talk, though, about puttin 'in a pumpin' plant at the creek an 'forcin' the water back to Hesper '-- that would save a stop, you see. "
Captain Satas has sent those who cannot live long outside the water back through the portal.
The historian Arrian, drawing on the official account of Callisthenes, reports that the north wind began to drive the water back just as Alexander arrived.
"I should think the safest ingredient in this water back then was probably the blood, and Monson just struck lucky."
By and by Mr. Coventry only came (Sir John Minnes and Sir William Batten being gone this morning to Portsmouth to pay some ships and the yard there), and after doing a little business he and I down to Woolwich, and there up and down the yard, and by and by came Sir G. Carteret and we all looked into matters, and then by water back to Deptford, where we dined with him at his house, a very good dinner and mightily tempted with wines of all sorts and brave French Syder, but I drunk none.
His thoughts drifted like the crumbs on the water back to Littlebourne and Polly Praed.