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Water-frame

Definitions

  • Arkwright's Water Frame
    Arkwright's Water Frame
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Water-frame Arkwright's spinning-frame, which was driven by water
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Quotations

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    “Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose.”

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:

In this frame of mind she lit all the lamps in the room, got water and linen from her room, and set about the decent ordering of Lilla's body.
"The Lair of the White Worm" by Bram Stoker
His white hair, arranged in one curled lock and framed, hung above a crucifix and the holy water in the alcove.
"Ursula" by Honore de Balzac
Even the water-color drawings failed to interest me in my present frame of mind.
"The Law and the Lady" by Wilkie Collins
The smooth water there shone like a piece of silver in the dark frame of the forest.
"The Rescue" by Joseph Conrad
Such is the majestic frame that incloses this vast sheet of water whose roaring tempests rival the cyclones of Ocean.
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
This building, located on the corner of East Water and Huron Streets, was a frame structure, and stood on posts.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
And I saw a wall and the lotus-carved rim of a vast stone-framed pool; and as I looked I heard the tinkle of water.
"The Tracer of Lost Persons" by Robert W. Chambers
A reservoir, H, at the upper part of the frame, B B, contains the water and sand necessary for sawing.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885" by Various
Their parched frames were refreshed with copious draughts of water.
"Thrilling Stories Of The Ocean" by Marmaduke Park
Tastefully-framed water-colors hung upon the wall.
"The Green Eyes of Bâst" by Sax Rohmer
And blood began to flow from their torn frames, even as in the rainy season waters run down from the summits of mountains.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Place them in a frame, or in the sheltered part of a greenhouse, quite free from dripping water.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
His whole frame quivered, and he dipped his own paddle into the water, he bent it almost to breaking.
"Oonomoo the Huron" by Edward S. Ellis
Frames and pads are both covered with water-proof Vulcanized Rubber (unless you prefer water-proof Cushion Holding Pads).
"Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured" by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
The soil should be well watered and the glass or cloth placed over the frame.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Locomotion by land and water was perilous and slow, and racking to the frame.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
It was Mr. Duffy whose enormous frame was floating on the water like an empty cask.
"The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine" by Katherine Stokes
Framed in the circle of white light the boys could see a small gasolene craft, apparently up to the rails in the water.
"The Boy Aviators' Flight for a Fortune" by Wilbur Lawton
They wash the sand, which has been thrown into the head of the frame, by letting in water.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
The water should be now and then agitated by lifting up and down the frame holding the glasses.
"Scientific American, Vol. XLIII.--No. 1. [New Series.], July 3, 1880" by Various
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In poetry:

Give me the gray of big city boulevards,
The riveted embankments of water's edge,
The clouds, never as beautiful as when, framed
In attic windows, they float by in the sky.
"The Dapperstreet" by Jakobus Cornelis Bloem
Dark stranger on the teeming map of fate
Fabric, that seem’st a thing alike apart
From aught that nature or that art create;
To me a mystery thou ever art;
And awe and wonder stir me when thy frame
I view, strange birth of water and of flame.
"Lines To A Steamboat" by George MacDonald

In news:

Workmen dismantle the Dreamland Theater's gable end on South Water Street April 8, 2009 in preparation for salvaging the post and beam frame once the side walls come down.
From everything I have seen and read the sub frame was designed in such a way that water would enter and not drain, causing the corrosion problem.
Waste materials from the city's open market are shredded, then placed in a frame where water is added, removed and feedstock is composted.
Meanwhile, up in Wisconsin, Blake himself had to join another team when the frame of his Triumph TR6 cracked, while two Spitfires had problems--one, a chronic water pump leak, and the other, persistent vapor lock.
There was no running water or electricity, water from Puget Sound was boiled to drink, and woodstoves served to heat many a humble A-frame.
An earlier version of this article misstated the time frame of the first European navigation of Chesapeake Bay waters.
HUDSON, New Hampshire — A wood-frame duplex has sustained heat, smoke and water damage in a fire.
We are operating an old plate-and-frame filter press to filter polymer from the water/ascetic acid supernatent produced in the process.
Workmen lower a turbine into the support frame of a generator to be placed in waters off Eastport, Me.
The pavement on 8th Avenue East in Duluth, Minn. Is torn up from the raging water flowing to Lake Superior, seen at top of frame, Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
The Bikeboard Water features a wakeboard connected to a bicycle-like alloy frame and handlebars.
The nylon 6/6 actuator and frame are designed with a drainage system to help funnel water away from the internal switch components.
There's the stylish ambiance—Mayan-inspired architecture with open spaces framed by bubbly water fountains and lush landscaping.
I had three pieces from an old water bed frame out in the garage.
I have a 12 x 10 Montana Canvas wall tent, internal frame, wood stove, water heater and cabelas deluxe kitchen I am looking to sell.
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In science:

When considered however from a biological framing, the molecule is always in water so the availability of water molecules – and the second part of the reaction – can be taken for granted.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
Note that we could have chosen a frame of reference (gravitational gauge) to make the lapse function unity but this would “throw the baby out with the bath-water” as it would not display the gravitational potential for us to see the physics of its effect on the plasma.
Generating vorticity and magnetic fields in plasmas in general relativity: spacetime curvature drive
Consider the motion of shallow water over a flat surface, which is located at z = 0 with respect to the usual Cartesian reference frame.
On an integrable two-component Camassa-Holm shallow water system
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