• Girl pumps water into pond for ducklings
    Girl pumps water into pond for ducklings
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Water-pump a pump for water, used humorously of the eyes
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wæter; Dut. water, Ger. wasser; Gr. hydōr, L. udus, wet, unda, a wave, Sans. udan, water.


In literature:

Meantime the mate had sounded the pumps, and brought out of them a clear stream of water, the fresh invasion of ocean.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
With these windmills the people pump up water, and grind corn, and saw wood.
"Big People and Little People of Other Lands" by Edward R. Shaw
He alighted at Aldgate Pump, at which he took a draught of water from the ladle.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, November 20, 1841" by Various
Upon his arrival the boiler was pumped full of water, by hand, from the hogshead in which it was brought.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891" by Various
Pumps also used, as before observed, for raising water.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Some of them had fixed the hose to the engine and were pumping great streams of water onto the flames.
"All About Johnnie Jones" by Carolyn Verhoeff
During this time she lay tolerably quiet, and the water gained but little upon the pumps.
"Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849" by William O. S. Gilly
We only use the well water for drinking, as we have to pay a man to pump it.
"More Toasts"
If, as in many towns, the supply of drinking-water for many families comes from the town pump or pumps, the same principles must be attended to.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
The first use of the engine, as you well know, was the pumping of water.
"Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects" by John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness
And the water was pumped out by a machine.
"The Summer Holidays" by Amerel
With the removal of the peat, however, there was so great an influx of water that pumping was of no avail.
"Winchester" by Sidney Heath
Interior of the Tunnel Through which the Water is Pumped.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
And the water is pumped from the well by a windmill that cost very little to put up.
"The Camp Fire Girls on the Farm" by Jane L. Stewart
When the fourth tub was about full he sat down on the pump platform while Sam filled their pail with water.
"The Circus Comes to Town" by Lebbeus Mitchell
Immediately the water rushed into her, and before it could be pumped out she foundered.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
But what amused the children most was the Tea Water Pump.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Then he went to the pump, and pumped water into it.
"Rollo's Experiments" by Jacob Abbott
The water pumped into the air-tight tank will occupy part of the space generally occupied by the air.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
The next day she made still more water, but as every watch pumped it out, this was little regarded.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous

In poetry:

They stirred their stumps, they spiked the pumps,
They spliced the mizzen brace;
Aloft and alow they worked, but oh!
The water gained apace.
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
At last he meets Dragon beside of the pump,
Dragon sees him and breathes fire and slaughter,
But George he were ready and in Dragon's mouth,
He just throws a big pail of water!
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee
By the side of yon river he weeps and he slumps,
The boots fill with water, as if they were pumps,
Till, sated with rapture, he steals to his bed,
With a glow in his heart and a cold in his head.
"Lines -- for Berkshire Jubilee, Aug. 23, 1844" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then all hands rushed to the pumps, and wrought with might and main.
But the water, alas! alarmingly on them did gain;
And the thick sleet was driving across the raging sea,
While the wind it burst upon them in all its fury.
"Grace Darling or "The Wreck of the Forfarshire"" by William Topaz McGonagall
Drifting, With her cargo shifting
And her steering gear gone: And the pumps clanking on
The whole day through
And the whole night too, And the water gaining
Spite of all we can do,
And no use complaining And no use thinking . . .
"Copper Ore" by Cicely Fox Smith
We thought about the bulk-'eads, we wondered if they'd last,
An' the cook 'e started groanin', an' repentin' of the past;
But thinkin' an' groanin', oh they wouldn't shift the water,
So we got the pumps a-workin', same as British seamen oughter.
"The Ballad Of The Resurrection Packet" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Do legwork on heat pump water heaters.
Water source heat pump .
Heat pump water heaters may be option.
Water pump must be bad too.
Toyota recalling 670,000 vehicles for steering, water pump problems.
Learn the ins and outs of replacing a water pump .
Big Toyota recall over steering, water pump woes.
Says it's recalling 2.77 million vehicles around the world for a steering shaft defect that may result in faulty steering and a water pump problem.
Duluth Works to Fix Woodland Pump Station, Residents Should Conserve Water.
Duluth City officials are asking people to conserve water Saturday night while crews work out mechanical problems at the Woodland pump station.
Pumping, treating and delivering water makes up no less than 12.6 percent of US energy consumption , according to researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.
Toyota recalls 2.77 million vehicles for steering defect , water pump woes.
Pump water from Leavenworth to Denver .
Farmers pray for rain, pump water from aquifer.
"The irrigated acres have been a real disaster for us because we just couldn't pump enough water to sustain the crops," Keith Miller, a farmer from Great Bend, Kan.

In science:

Figure 4: Gain narrowing with increasing pump powers in an F-RAM made of submil limeter pieces of active fiber in water.
Levy statistical fluctuations from a Random Amplifying Medium
For example Lenzen [Lenzen2010] p. 547 writes: As with wind power, solar power is wel l suited for demands that are insensitive to temporal variations in electricity output, such as water pumping for irrigation, or vehicle charging.
Storing unsteady energy, like photovoltaically generated electric energy, as potential energy
Water cooling was also added to mitigate heating of the pump heads.
Performance of a cryogenic system prototype for the XENON1T Detector
The systems are usually driven by high-pressure pumps, but the growth of more efficient energy-recovery devices has reduced the power consumption of these plants and made them much more viable; however, they remain energy intensive and, as energy costs rise, so will the cost of R.O. water.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
The sea air-water extractor needs the air propeller (pump) in entrance of tube for case when the wind is absent or for the increasing the fresh water production.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
Sea freshwater extractor Let us take the following initial data for estimation: air temperature is t = 30o C, we have 4 tubes, each has radius R = 5 m, speed of pumped air V = 4 m/s, relative h = 1 (after injection of sea water), mw = 0.023 kg/m3 .
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
Only when pumped water is clean then one should shut off the pump and wait the least time needed to the well to restore its static level. Hence, the pump should be turned on and off many times until the pumped water is clean just from the beginning of the pumping.
A new approach to the step-drawdown test
The greater part of the heat is dissipated in the anode of a tetrode or in the collector of a linear-beam tube. These electrodes are normally cooled in one of three ways: by blown air (at low power levels), by pumped liquid (usually de-ionized water), or by vapour phase cooling.
RF power generation
Most of the water pumped from the mine is industrial water introduced from mining operations.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The water, in order to flow the Sadat Canal needs a pumping station, which is situated north of Abu Simbel. From space, astronauts noticed the growing of a first lake, the easternmost one, in November 1998 .
The decreasing level of Toshka Lakes seen from space
The water is flowing in the Sadat Canal, pumped in the Toshka Depression, when it is overflowing a specific level in the Lake Nasser. The image has been adapted from the Google Maps.
The decreasing level of Toshka Lakes seen from space