• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Water-soak To soak water; to fill the interstices of with water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence caused by beans
    • water-soak To soak or fill the interstices of with water.
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  • Japanese Proverb
    Japanese Proverb
    “Getting money is like digging with a needle, spending it is like water soaking into sand.”


In literature:

The man laughed and carried little water-soaked Raggedy Andy into the house.
"Raggedy Andy Stories" by Johnny Gruelle
Soak the fruit in a bowl of cold water for two hours; then shake about in the water freely to remove all traces of sand.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
As a consequence rushes were cut and soaked in water.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
That bitter wind soaked through his heavy garments like water and chilled him to the heart.
"The Harbor Master" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
Soak them a few minutes in water or milk and fry them.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
Having soaked a piece of thread in common salt water, tie it to a small finger-ring.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
Richard shook himself like a water-soaked spaniel and laughed grimly.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
These the woman soaked in hot water and shared with the cat.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
The day before transplanting soak the hotbed thoroughly with warm water.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
The best way to prepare this dry peat moss is to soak it in water and wring as much water out of it as possible by squeezing with your hands.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
Then he noticed that his pistols were water-soaked.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
He became a Human Sponge soaking up the waters of fact.
"The War After the War" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
This last was the most welcome, for the turtle was so hard, that it could not be eaten without being first soaked in hot water.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
I'll get some hot water so you can soak your feet, too.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
First, scald it as follows: Soak the pig in cold water for fifteen minutes, then plunge it into boiling water.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
When moist it has a water-soaked look, and becomes pale in drying.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
In the pit thus formed water stands after every rain until it soaks away.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
Death by freezing comes speedily to a water-soaked man when temperatures are ranging anywhere from 20 to 60 degrees below zero.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
Phil's feet and ankles were bathed in hot water and then soaked in some liniment Mrs. Endicott had made them bring along in case of accident.
"Dave Porter at Star Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
At one spot the parapet, soaked by water, had caved in.
"Italy at War and the Allies in the West" by E. Alexander Powell

In poetry:

Mary had a little frog
And it was water-soaked,
But Mary did not keep it long
Because, of course, it croaked!
"Mary Had A Little Frog" by Ellis Parker Butler
And ever the sweat-drops are flowing,
They fall o'er his thin cheek in streams,
They water the stuff he is sewing,
And soak themselves into the seams.
"The Pale Operator" by Morris Rosenfeld
" For I soaked my sea-boots and my dungarees
—Ah-way O, to me O—
In the good salt water that the Lord don't freeze "—
Oh sing, my bullies, let the bullgine run.
"The Big Black Trawler" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before threading them.
24 skewers, soaked in cold water for ½ hour.
1/2 cup dried chickpeas , soaked in water overnight and drained.
Soaking the eggs in cold water helps ensure that they're easy to peel.
Bamboo or metal grill skewers (soak bamboo skewers in water for 15 minutes before using).
Soak it in cold water, ring dry and place on plastic.
Soak ears of corn in cold water for 30 minutes before grilling.
Ashlee Simpson hosts Fiji Water's Summer Soak at Wet Republic.
Place onions in a large bowl filled with cold water and soak 10 minutes.
They are sold dry and soaked in water just before using.
Soak cedar planks in water for at least 3-4 hours.
Why does soaking in ice water revive wilted greens.
The actual smoke rendered by water soaked chips is not what adds the flavor.
SeaWorld buys Knott's Soak City: San Diego water park to be renamed Aquatica San Diego.
The situation is certainly not funny, but you will laugh when you see a fire-fighting helicopter dump thousands of gallons of water and the reporter gets soaked .