from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trough partly filled with water through which logs are slid from the rolling-bank to the mill.


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  • But what was most fascinating to me was that we also received submissions about family trips to water-slide parks and staying at outdoor hotels in the Bahamas.

    Deanna Neil: National Public Lands Day: The Psychology of Preservation

  • The old lady touches the rainbow wheel and remembers what her friend had told her earlier over tea, “Old age has been a water-slide.”


  • A couple of pages of water-slide decal paper later, and my babies are tatted up with my phone number in case they get lost, their favorite picture book illustrations, WordArts of their names, and some of their own original artwork.

    A Green Crafting Manifesto

  • -I laughed at the fact that he wore a ratty T-shirt to a first date I don't care if you're meeting at a water-slide park, you wear a button-down shirt, period!

    Dating, part 2: what doesn't kill me

  • Athough, I haven't been on a roller-coaster or a water-slide since before my voice broke, so our trips to Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild may prove quite arduous.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The journey was a great deal longer to fetch around the Southern hills, and enter by the Doone-gate, than to cross the lower land and steal in by the water-slide.

    Lorna Doone

  • All my water-slide was now less a slide than path of ice; furrowed where the waters ran over fluted ridges; seamed where wind had tossed and combed them, even while congealing; and crossed with little steps wherever the freezing torrent lingered.

    Lorna Doone

  • And when I came to my old ascent, where I had often scaled the cliff and made across the mountains, it struck me that I would just have a look at my first and painful entrance, to wit, the water-slide.

    Lorna Doone

  • Doone-gate (which was impregnable now), but in reality upon their rear, by means of my old water-slide.

    Lorna Doone

  • Apparently, he had made his money in southern California in the lucrative business of water-slide parks.

    Land of the Blind


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