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Water-mole

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Water-mole the desman: a duck-mole or duck-billed platypus
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wæter; Dut. water, Ger. wasser; Gr. hydōr, L. udus, wet, unda, a wave, Sans. udan, water.

Usage

In literature:

But whenever the Mole mentioned his wish to the Water Rat he always found himself put off.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
From without as from within the waters had flowed over his barriers: their tides began once more to jostle fiercely above the crumbled mole.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce
From the center of the sea face a mole projected into the water, guarding a small harbor.
"The Bravest of the Brave" by G. A. Henty
He is a true water mole.
"Diary of a U-Boat Commander" by Anonymous
Right before me a long mole ran into the water.
"Clairvoyance and Occult Powers" by Swami Panchadasi
Some people name it the Water Mole, because its fur looks like the mole's coat, and because it is fond of the water.
"Dew Drops" by Various
That part of him had atrophied from lack of use, like the eyes of the mole and of those sightless fishes men take from the waters of caverns.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
There is no danger of my obtaining her," he added, with a grim smile, "for he hates me like a water-mole.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Right before me a long mole ran out into the water.
"Real Ghost Stories" by William T. Stead
One thing was certain: Grandfather Mole could travel much faster through the water than he could underground.
"The Tale of Grandfather Mole" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The mole's uneasy, crimson-pointed muzzle came from a hole right on the water's edge.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
They found one difficulty, however, and that was that the gravel rolled over each side of the mole, and went into the water.
"Caleb in the Country" by Jacob Abbott
But whenever the Mole mentioned his wish to the Water Rat, he always found himself put off.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
The mole drinks a great deal, and in its tunnels it digs wells where it can go down and find water.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
Right before me a long mole ran into the water.
"Clairvoyance" by Charles Webster Leadbeater
Among the strange and interesting productions of Australia, no one is more wonderful than the ornithorynchus, platypus, or water-mole.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
At low water, the port is nearly dry, so that the shipping within the moles lie as if in dry docks.
"The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1" by William Finden
It was found on the wooden piles which support the mole in the Bay of San Carlos, in Chiloe, below the wash of the high water.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
Fish in the water, birds in the air, moles in the ground, and the people of Saraceni in poverty!
"Roumanian Stories" by Various
By-and-by he got near the end of the mole and distinguished the repairing ship, which ran down obliquely to the water.
"Wyndham's Pal" by Harold Bindloss
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In science:

Thus, we can mix one mole of water and one mole of alcohol to form two moles of whiskey.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
In our notation the process of making one mole of water from hydrogen and oxygen is carried out by letting X be a state in the compound system Γ consisting of one mole of H2 and one half mole of O2 and by taking Y to be a state in the simple system, Γ′, consisting of one mole of water.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
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