Water tick Wa"ter tick` Same as Water mite .
Water tiger Wa"ter ti"ger (Zoology) A diving, or water, beetle, especially the larva of a water beetle. See Illust. b of Water beetle .
Water torch Wa"ter torch` (Botany) The common cat-tail ( Typha latifolia ), the spike of which makes a good torch soaked in oil. Dr. Prior.
Water tower Wa"ter tow"er A large metal pipe made to be extended vertically by sections, and used for discharging water upon burning buildings.
Water tower Water tower A tower or standpipe used as a reservoir to deliver water at a required head, as to a fountain.
Water tree Wa"ter tree` (Botany) A climbing shrub ( Tetracera alnifolia, or potatoria ) of Western Africa, which pours out a watery sap from the freshly cut stems.
Water trefoil Wa"ter tre"foil` (Botany) The buck bean.
Water tu tuyère Wa"ter tu tu`yère" A tuyère kept cool by water circulating within a casing. It is used for hot blast.
Water tu twist Wa"ter tu twist` Yarn made by the throstle, or water frame.
Water tube Wa"ter tube` (Zoology) One of a system of tubular excretory organs having external openings, found in many invertebrates. They are believed to be analogous in function to the kidneys of vertebrates. See Illust. under Trematodea , and Sporocyst .
Water tube Water tube Any tube for passing or holding water; specif., in some steam boilers, a tube in which water circulates and steam is generated.
Water tupelo Wa"ter tu"pe·lo (Botany) A species of large tupelo ( Nyssa aquatica ) growing in swamps in the southern of the United States. See Ogeechee lime .
Water turkey Wa"ter tur"key (Zoology) The American snakebird. See Snakebird .
Water vine Wa"ter vine` (Botany) Any plant of the genus Phytocrene , climbing shrubs of Asia and Africa, the stems of which are singularly porous, and when cut stream with a limpid potable juice.
Water violet Wa"ter vi"o·let (Botany) See under Violet .
Water viper Wa"ter vi"per (Zoology) See Water moccasin .
Water vole Wa"ter vole` (Zoology) See under Vole .
Water wagtail Wa"ter wag"tail` See under Wagtail .
Water way Wa"ter way` Same as Water course .
Water wheel Wa"ter wheel` 1. Any wheel for propelling machinery or for other purposes, that is made to rotate by the direct action of water; -- called an overshot wheel when the water is applied at the top, an undershot wheel when at the bottom, a breast wheel when at an intermediate point; other forms are called reaction wheel , vortex wheel , turbine wheel , etc. 2. The paddle wheel of a steam vessel. 3. A wheel for raising water; a noria, or the like.
Water willow Wa"ter wil`low (Botany) An American aquatic plant ( Dianthera Americana ) with long willowlike leaves, and spikes of small purplish flowers.
Water wing Wa"ter wing` (Architecture) One of two walls built on either side of the junction of a bridge with the bank of a river, to protect the abutment of the bridge and the bank from the action of the current.
Water witch Wa"ter witch` (Zoology) (a) The dabchick. (b) The stormy petrel. [ Prov. Eng.]
Water-bearer Wa"ter-bear`er noun (Astron.) The constellation Aquarius.
Water-bound Wa"ter-bound` adjective Prevented by a flood from proceeding.
Water-closet Wa"ter-clos`et noun A privy; especially, a privy furnished with a contrivance for introducing a stream of water to cleanse it.
Water-colorist Wa"ter-col`or·ist noun One who paints in water colors.
Water-furrow Wa"ter-fur"row transitive verb To make water furrows in.
Water-laid Wa"ter-laid` adjective Having a left-hand twist; -- said of cordage; as, a water-laid , or left-hand, rope.
Water-logged Wa"ter-logged adjective Filled or saturated with water so as to be heavy, unmanageable, or loglike; -- said of a vessel, when, by receiving a great quantity of water into her hold, she has become so heavy as not to be manageable by the helm.
Water-ret Wa"ter-ret` transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Water-retted ; present participle & verbal noun Water-retting .] To ret, or rot, in water, as flax; to water- rot.
Water-rot Wa"ter-rot` transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Water-rotted ; present participle & verbal noun Water-rotting .] To rot by steeping in water; to water-ret; as, to water-rot hemp or flax.
Water-soak Wa"ter-soak` transitive verb To soak water; to fill the interstices of with water.
Water-standing Wa"ter-stand`ing adjective Tear- filled. [ R.] "Many an orphan's water-standing eye." Shak.
Water-tight Wa"ter-tight` adjective So tight as to retain, or not to admit, water; not leaky.
Water-withe Wa"ter-withe` noun (Botany) A vinelike plant ( Vitis Caribæa ) growing in parched districts in the West Indies, and containing a great amount of sap which is sometimes used for quenching thirst.
Waterage Wa"ter·age noun Money paid for transportation of goods, etc., by water. [ Eng.]
Waterboard Wa"ter·board` noun A board set up to windward in a boat, to keep out water. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
Waterbok Wa"ter·bok` noun [ D.] (Zoology) A water buck.
Watercourse Wa"ter·course` noun (Shipbuilding) One of the holes in floor or other plates to permit water to flow through.
Waterer Wa"ter·er noun One who, or that which, waters.
Waterfall Wa"ter·fall` noun 1. A fall, or perpendicular descent, of the water of a river or stream, or a descent nearly perpendicular; a cascade; a cataract. 2. (Hairdressing) An arrangement of a woman's back hair over a cushion or frame in some resemblance to a waterfall. 3. A certain kind of neck scarf. T. Hughes.
Waterflood Wa"ter·flood` noun [ Anglo-Saxon wæterflōd .] A flood of water; an inundation.
Waterfowl Wa"ter·fowl` noun Any bird that frequents the water, or lives about rivers, lakes, etc., or on or near the sea; an aquatic fowl; -- used also collectively. » Of aquatic fowls, some are waders, or furnished with long legs; others are swimmers, or furnished with webbed feet.
Waterhorse Wa"ter·horse` noun A pile of salted fish heaped up to drain.
Waterie Wa"ter·ie noun (Zoology) The pied wagtail; -- so called because it frequents ponds.
Wateriness Wa"ter·i·ness noun The quality or state of being watery; moisture; humidity.
Watering Wa"ter·ing adjective & noun from Water , v. Watering call (Mil.) , a sound of trumpet or bugle summoning cavalry soldiers to assemble for the purpose of watering their horses. -- Watering cart , a sprinkling cart. See Water . -- Watering place . (a) A place where water may be obtained, as for a ship, for cattle, etc. (b) A place where there are springs of medicinal water, or a place by the sea, or by some large body of water, to which people resort for bathing, recreation, boating, etc. - - Watering pot . (a) A kind of bucket fitted with a rose, or perforated nozzle, -- used for watering flowers, paths, etc. (b) (Zoology) Any one of several species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Aspergillum , or Brechites . The valves are small, and consolidated with the capacious calcareous tube which incases the entire animal. The tube is closed at the anterior end by a convex disk perforated by numerous pores, or tubules, and resembling the rose of a watering pot. -- Watering trough , a trough from which cattle, horses, and other animals drink.
Waterish Wa"ter·ish adjective
[ Anglo-Saxon wæterisc
.] 1. Resembling water; thin; watery.
Feed upon such nice and waterish diet. Shak. 2. Somewhat watery; moist; as, waterish land.
Waterishness Wa"ter·ish·ness noun The quality of being waterish.