Water-main

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Water-main a great subterranean pipe supplying water in cities
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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:

In the water, struggling for his own or another's life, a man's stock in trade consists mainly of breath.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
The water soon filling up the drives through which they had passed from the main shaft, the men were unable to get out.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
I'm going to fill the excavation with water from the flume and so avoid the wash from the main flow.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
All the party were on the main deck, looking down into the deep, clear water.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
The main thing is to give them plenty of water.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
Many springs also furnish water with large quantities of mineral matter in solution, which is used mainly for medicinal purposes.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
It must be remembered that in a place like Mesopotamia water is the main problem.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
Next we came to Main Street, named after the water main.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
They got me to come to work on the water mains.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
The main street of pretty Digby runs close to the water.
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
Naturally each ranch's main ditch was the heart of its water supply.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
The water possessed that wonderful clearness which is one of its beautiful peculiarities in Maine.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
For four days we coasted thus, never out of sight of shore, and usually with islands between us and the main body of water.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
During two years the settlers tried to make good, but did not succeed, the lack of water being the main cause of failure.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
Barbara went on to the main house to see if hot water could be gotten for a bath, and came back chuckling.
"The Dual Alliance" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
It is best not to take the water direct from the water-main, but from a cistern about fifteen feet above the nozzle.
"Soap-Bubbles" by C. V. Boys
The main thing is to get the water off the road as soon as possible after it falls, and then not allow it to remain in the ditches.
"The Future of Road-making in America" by Archer Butler Hulbert
Tributary channels conveyed into the main stream the waters of the district through which it passed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
When I came to the head of a run that led to the main Conley waters, I stopped at the brow of the hill.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
The water so far north as Maine is as a rule too cold for popular bathing.
"The Launch Boys' Cruise in the Deerfoot" by Edward S. Ellis
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In poetry:

Far o'er the glowing western main
His wistful brow was upward raised,
Where, like an angel's train,
The burnished water blazed.
"Monday In Easter Week" by John Keble
Who is the maid with silken hair
By clear Maine Water roaming?
For the fairy Queen is not so fair
As she in the lonely gloaming
"Keeping Tryst" by Nora Pembroke
Sometimes, when, like a fleecy pall,
The mists upon the waters fall,
Across the main flit shadows twain
That do not heed the spectre's call.
"Yvytot" by Eugene Field
Sometimes, when, like a fleecy pall,
The mists upon the waters fall,
Across the main float shadows twain
That do not heed the spectre's call.
"Yvytot" by Eugene Field
"I hear a wind on a boatless main
Sigh like the last of a vanishing pain;
On the dreaming waters dreams the moon—
But I hear no words in the doubtful tune."
"Summer Song" by George MacDonald
Now oft, left lone again,
Sit mother and sit daughter,
And bless the good ship that sailed over the main,
And the favoring winds that brought her;
While still some new beauty they fable and feign
For the cottage by the water.
"A Cottage In A Chine" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

The first part of the water main replacement on North Water Street, from Cottage Street to Thayer Street, has been completed and was funded by the homeowners in that section.
The water commissioners recently approved town funding of the second phase of the water main replacement.
St Louis averages 350 water main breaks every year, an average of nearly one per day.
The water main on Hampton has a plastic liner inserted in 2001, but somewhere along the 1,500 feet stretch of the liner a leak was sprung.
Edgartown selectmen signed a contract Monday allowing a contractor to proceed with replacing 100-year-old water mains on North Water Street.
Ordered a precautionary boil water advisory after a water main break in a subdivision in the area.
Sarasota County Utilities is working on repairing the broken water main.
Water main leak causes flooding.
On Aug 1, the water main in front of our home broke.
Faced the challenging job of solving a recurring water main problem.
A water main broke at 4th Avenue North and 30th street.
Zeiler Excavating will replace the water mains on Cass between the Kroger Plaza and W.
Repairs beginning to prevent ' catastrophic ' failure of regional water main.
Marquette city officials closed a section of Lakeshore Blvd on Tuesday for a water main repair.
A stretch of Lakeshore Blvd in Marquette has been closed for water main repairs.
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In science:

The main remaining difference between theory and experiment in the water spectrum is a small overestimate of the post-edge intensity.
Role of quantum nuclei and local fields in the x-ray absorption spectra of water and ice
The reason is that the MMsFEM error is the main contribution of total error and has greater impact on the water-cut than HDMR itself.
A hybrid HDMR for mixed multiscale finite element method with application for flows in random porous media
On the other hand, in the case of material injected into the solar wind during the approach phase, i.e., at larger heliocentric distances, one can expect to observe some molecules (mainly water and hydrocarbon dissociation products) and the probability of survival of PUIs in the singly charged state is higher.
Are the sungrazing comets the inner source of pickup ions and energetic neutral atoms?
For the modular water Cherenkov approach, are you defining 3 modules as your baseline detector? The authors of report reply: “Yes, there are three main reasons we believe 3 modules is an optimum choice to start with.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
This main component could be complemented by a water Cerenkov array for large- field-of-view, highduty-cycle observations.
White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-based Gamma-ray Astronomy
For SNR of 1000, the worst problem found was that NNLS would reconstruct a low shoulder of the main water peak into a separate myelin peak.
A robust and reliable method for detecting signals of interest in multiexponential decays
In the original spectrum, the myelin and main water peaks were located at 20ms and 80ms respectively with the main peak having 9 times the amplitude of the myelin peak.
A robust and reliable method for detecting signals of interest in multiexponential decays
The additional constraints were intended to reconstruct a relaxation spectrum that was roughly similar to a main water peak.
A robust and reliable method for detecting signals of interest in multiexponential decays
In Fig. 5 the main water peak stands out as it is much larger than the noise.
A robust and reliable method for detecting signals of interest in multiexponential decays
The reconstructed spectrum must have sufficient resolution so that the myelin signal does not substantially overlap with the signal from the main water peak.
A robust and reliable method for detecting signals of interest in multiexponential decays
Strong evidence has been presented for the correlation between the reduction in the myelin signal as determined with NNLS and increased pathology. However, as is well known, the increased pathology also has a major impact on the main water peak.
A robust and reliable method for detecting signals of interest in multiexponential decays
The main contribution comes from the transition OH A2Σ+ → X 2Π . A detailed study of this transition has shown highest intensities for very low argon pressure and 0.06 Pa water vapor.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
Note that it is similar to the waterfilling solution, with the main difference that the each channel has different width, qn In .
On the Fundamental Limits of Interweaved Cognitive Radios
In the case where the water costs are not taken into account, the existence of a unique solution to the control problem for the particular system in follows from the main result of that paper.
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
Because of these reasons, we decided to construct second front detectors, whose main component is a water Cherenkov detector outside of the JAEA campus.
Results from K2K and status of T2K
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