Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pan or receptacle to receive the waste water from a water-cooler.

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Examples

  • In one place, near at hand, a stalagmite had been slowly growing up from the ground for ages, builded by the water-drip from

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • For twenty years Karp had been married to his idea of public law, trying to build something fine, or at least to keep the memory of something fine alive, against the slow water-drip erosion of stupidity and moral rot.

    Enemy Within

  • Shadow became giant beveled masonry, tier on tier, criss-crossed and scarred by the iced cataracts of a billion years -- no sound but the raucous scream of the lone eagle, the hollow hush of the far River, the tinkling of the water-drip freezing as it fell.

    The Freebooters of the Wilderness

  • It was the treasure-box, sure enough, occupying a snug little cavern, along with an empty powder-keg, a couple of guns in leather cases, two or three pairs of old moccasins, a leather belt, and some other rubbish well soaked with the water-drip.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • In one place, near at hand, a stalagmite had been slowly growing up from the ground for ages, builded by the water-drip from a stalactite overhead.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • This shortly brought them to a bewitching spring, whose basin was incrusted with a frostwork of glittering crystals; it was in the midst of a cavern whose walls were supported by many fantastic pillars which had been formed by the joining of great stalactites and stalagmites together, the result of the ceaseless water-drip of centuries.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • Amy, I saw something that Dan hadn't seen, that in the language that was being used by the leaders of our country, they were using words like "one more turn of the screw," "ratchet up the water-drip technique," and much phrasing, much, much language of torturers.

    Democracy Now!

  • Mrs. Ellsburg stated, as she read through these documents, “Amy, I saw something that Dan hadn't seen, that in the language that was being used by the leaders of our country, they were using words like one more turn of the screw, ratchet up the water-drip technique, and much phrasing, much, much language of torturers.

    OpEdNews - Diary: Dear Daniel and Patricia Ellsburg, OPED News (OEN) got attacked within a day of the review of your talk on Democracy Now

  • Mrs. Ellsburg stated, as she read through these documents, "Amy, I saw something that Dan hadn't seen, that in the language that was being used by the leaders of our country, they were using words like one more turn of the screw, ratchet up the water-drip technique, and much phrasing, much, much language of torturers.

    THE RETURN OF THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA

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