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Watering pot   /wˈɔtərɪŋ pɑt/   Listen
Watering pot

noun
1.
A container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle; used to sprinkle water over plants.  Synonym: watering can.






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"Watering pot" Quotes from Famous Books



... the country. The tiny white curtains and the greenery of flower pots behind the glass completed the resemblance. On one or two occasions when passing under stern I had detected from my boat a round arm in the act of tilting a watering pot, and the bowed sleek head of a maiden whom I shall always call Hermann's niece, because as a matter of fact I've never heard her name, for all ...
— Falk • Joseph Conrad

... and nights these battalions shared the fortunes and misfortunes of the Third brigade. An officer who took part in the attack describes how the men about him fell under the fire of the machine guns, which, in his phrase, played upon them "like a watering pot." He added quite simply "I wrote my own life off." But the line never wavered. When one man fell another took his place, and with a final shout the survivors of the two battalions flung themselves ...
— History of the World War - An Authentic Narrative of the World's Greatest War • Francis A. March and Richard J. Beamish

... and showered down by a furious hand, a slanting rain, thick like a curtain, forming a kind of wall with oblique stripes, a rain that lashed, splashed, deluged everything, a rain peculiar to the neighborhood of Rouen, that watering pot of France. ...
— Mademoiselle Fifi • Guy de Maupassant



Words linked to "Watering pot" :   spout, container, handgrip, handle, hold, grip



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