from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boat carrying water in bulk for the supply of ships.
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Is that one of those pedaling water-boat thingy's that they rent on small ponds?
We had to fight and insist a little to squeeze into our day and two halves here all the promised items of the package canoing, water-boat backwater, cruise, village trek, ayurvedic massage, temple visit, etc.
The water-boat of the Jersey watered from this spring daily when it could be done; four prisoners were generally brought on shore to fill the casks, attended by a guard.
In the meanwhile, the pumps on board a water-boat had stopped clanking and she was towed towards the harbor.
"I'm waiting for the water-boat; but otherwise I'm ready to sail."
When the water-boat comes to supply my ship, were I to pay in proportion to the _absolute utility_ of the water, my whole fortune would not be sufficient.