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Making water   /mˈeɪkɪŋ wˈɔtər/   Listen
Making water

noun
1.
A euphemism for urination.  Synonyms: leak, passing water, wetting.






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"Making water" Quotes from Famous Books



... the watch below left their bunks, that was the last of our sleep on the El Dorado. A gale was blowing by midnight. We were working all the time, taking in sail and making all snug. There was plenty of water on deck. Schooner was bumping hard on the waves and making water through her seams. We took the ...
— Mystic Isles of the South Seas. • Frederick O'Brien

... interesting reading, and launching upon her delicate attentions, etc. Notice, he never informed his wife of the trick he had played on her; and if his fortune was recuperated, it was directly after the building of the wing, and the expenditure of enormous sums in making water-courses; but he assured her that the lake provided a water-power by which mills might be ...
— The Physiology of Marriage, Part II. • Honore de Balzac

... dessert of fine texture is desired, turn the crank slowly and steadily until the mixture is rather stiff, then turn more rapidly. In making water ices, it is considered advisable by some to turn the crank steadily for 5 minutes, then allow to stand 5 minutes, turn again 5 minutes, and continue until freezing is completed. Do not draw off the salt water while freezing the mixture, unless the salt water stands so high ...
— School and Home Cooking • Carlotta C. Greer

... making water-mills in the brooks; we are swinging our sweethearts; we feel again the heart throbs of early youth when ...
— Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly - A Story of the Wilmington Massacre. • David Bryant Fulton

... gather from the Dossier des Agissements des Pederastes. A general gathering of "La Sainte Congregation des glorieux Padarastes" was held in the old Petite Rue des Marais where, after the theatre, many resorted under pretext of making water. They ranged themselves along the walls of a vast garden and exposed their podices: bourgeois, richards and nobles came with full purses, touched the part which most attracted them and were duly followed by it. At the Allee des Veuves the crowd was dangerous from 7 to 8 ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 10 • Richard F. Burton

... month ago to-day the ship was docked—to-day she came out; what do you think of that for expedition? On floating it was found that a slight damage to the Kingston valve had been overlooked, and as the ship was still making water, it was thought a second docking would be necessary. Fortunately our very effective diving staff were able to repair it without the bother and additional expense of ...
— In Eastern Seas - The Commission of H.M.S. 'Iron Duke,' flag-ship in China, 1878-83 • J. J. Smith



Words linked to "Making water" :   urination, passing water, leak, wetting, micturition, euphemism



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