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- n. A mechanical device designed to dispense small quantities of drinking water, usually in work - or other public places.
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- n. a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
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Gurgling water surging inside the water fountain pipes gave Griffin an idea.
Cara left her parents making polite conversation with Madeline Brazelton’s parents and made straight for the water fountain in the corner.
Twenty years later I was most compelled by the peripheral characters—the ones I wasn’t supposed to care about; the ones that were planted for laughs—like the racist joke that was Long Duk Dong, and the girl in the neck brace, an early appearance by Joan Cusack, who kept dousing herself at the water fountain or tipping backward out of her chair.