from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A globular vessel with a straight upright neck, commonly of earthenware, used in tropical countries for holding water.
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Jack offered a feeble apology and felt revived after a pull at the water-monkey.
Thankful for the darkness that closed around him, he slung the water-monkey over his shoulder in its hammock of netted cord, pushed the side of codfish inside his shirt, poked the chart into his boot-leg, put the cheese in the sack atop the flour, and was freighted for his journey through the hold.
What Joe coveted was the porous jar or water-monkey which hung suspended in a netting above the table.
"Help yourselves, gentlemen," said our host, pushing the rum-bottle and water-monkey towards us.
I thought they looked surprised when she unlocked the whisky locker and sent a nigger for the glasses and water-monkey.