from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The space in a steam-boiler occupied by water, as distinct from the steam-room, or the space which contains steam.
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The Carp, if he have water-room and good feed, will grow to a very great bigness and length; I have heard, to be much above a yard long.
We've had water-room all day, but I reckon we are closing in on the land every yard now, and if we don't put out her head we shall find ourselves on the Connemara coast. "