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Watertight   /wˈɔtərtˌaɪt/   Listen
Watertight

adjective
1.
Not allowing water to pass in or out.
2.
Without flaws or loopholes.  Synonyms: bulletproof, unassailable, unshakable.  "A watertight alibi" , "A bulletproof argument"






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"Watertight" Quotes from Famous Books



... the political stage. He made good citizenship an art. He never tired in enforcing by precept and example the duty which men and women owe to the community. No man, as his life and work showed, can be allowed to keep his good citizenship in watertight compartments. He must not say that he had done his best in his district or city or State, or at Washington, and that no more was to be required of him. He must do his duty to the State in all capacities. Duty ...
— The Adventure of Living • John St. Loe Strachey

... built after a different model from paddling canoes. They usually are decked over and simply have a cockpit. They are also stronger and much heavier. Their use is limited to more open water than most of the rivers and lakes of Maine and Canada. Cruising canoes are made safer if watertight air chambers are built ...
— Outdoor Sports and Games • Claude H. Miller

... suppose. I made it myself, and took care that it should be fit for the work required of it. The wood of which it is made, although light, is very tough, and it is lined with a skin of strong canvas which is fixed to the planks with tar. This makes the craft watertight as well as strong. The ribs also are very light and close together, and every sixth rib is larger and longer than the others and made of tougher wood. All these ribs are bound together by longitudinal ...
— Blown to Bits - The Lonely Man of Rakata, the Malay Archipelago • R.M. Ballantyne

... wonder. Some suggested that he was, in an intellectual sense, living a double life. Tyndall said that, when Faraday opened the door of his oratory, he shut that of his laboratory. He did nothing of the kind. He never closed his eyes to any fragment of truth; he never divided his mind into watertight compartments; he never shrank from the approach of a doubt. He saw life whole. His biography has been written a dozen times; and each writer views it from a new angle. But in one respect they all agree. They agree that Michael Faraday was the most transparently honest soul that the realm of ...
— A Handful of Stars - Texts That Have Moved Great Minds • Frank W. Boreham



Words linked to "Watertight" :   unshakable, unassailable, incontestable, incontestible, tight



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