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  • Und ven der able seaman sing out, 'Boy, der water-jug!' you vood jump quick, like a shot, and bring der water-jug.

    Chris Farrington, Able Seaman

  • The water-jug is plunging and leaping like a lively dolphin; all the smaller articles are afloat, except my shoes, which are stranded on

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Many a budding president has walked into my room with his cap on his head and his hands in his pockets, and stared at me for two whole hours: occasionally refreshing himself with a tweak of his nose, or a draught from the water-jug; or by walking to the windows and inviting other boys in the street below, to come up and do likewise: crying, ‘Here he is!’

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • There is a flaring country lamp on the table; and, hovering about it, scratching her thick black hair continually, a yellow dwarf of a woman, who stands on tiptoe to arrange the hatchet knives, and takes a flying leap to look into the water-jug.

    Pictures from Italy

  • Thomas has not arrived with the Harvey Sauce; Peter comes tumbling with the water-jug over Jeames, who is bringing ‘the glittering canisters with bread.’

    The Book of Snobs

  • I advance towards him armed with an immense water-jug.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • I come noiselessly up to him just as he had broken the box, and with all my might I deal him such a blow over the head as smashes the water-jug to atoms, and sends my captain with a snort lifeless to the ground.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Well, it is best, perhaps, that such a conversation should not be told at length: — at the end of it, when Mr. Walker had his wife lifeless on the floor, he seized a water-jug and poured it over her; which operation pretty soon brought her to herself, and shaking her black ringlets, she looked up once more again timidly into his face, and took his hand, and began to cry.

    Mens Wives

  • The fire was burning; the water-jug was swaddled up like an old woman with the toothache; and the candles were lit on the dressing-table.

    The Years

  • Mrs. Woodward neither screamed, nor rang for assistance, nor emptied the water-jug over her daughter, nor did anything else which would have the effect of revealing to the whole household the fact that Linda had fainted.

    The Three Clerks

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