hose down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hose down water with a hose "hose the lawn"
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Usage

In literature:

Instead it was Milly with the down, down hose.
"Card Trick" by Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
Going down into the water was the air hose, through which oxygen was supplied.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
Now 9 o'clock, wife has machines down and washes, hubby hose down shed.
"Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Various Aspects of the Problem of Abortion in New Zealand" by David G. McMillan
They would assemble in crowds and then the hose was cut; every one caught in this act was shot down on the spot.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
Nevertheless with a swift move it slapped a tentacle squarely down over the hose nozzle.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
He gave the hose a parting kick and hurried to join his comrades down the street, where the flames were fiercest.
"Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts" by Roy Rutherford Bailey
In seconds more he had propped the funnel into place and was watching the gasoline gurgling down the hose.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
A hose was playing in the course, but no man had ventured down it.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
The women wear full skirts, down to their ankles, black hose, plain black shoes, with round toes.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
His shoes, draped with wrinkled-down hose, were very much worn.
"The Reclaimers" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Down went the hose, and presently the old negro jumped to his feet.
"The Man from Jericho" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
Even such a thing would sound less enormous than that Captain Loyola slipped down his hose to receive a flogging!
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
I put the hose down and walked toward the car, keeping out of the beam of the headlights.
"Four and Twenty Beds" by Nancy Vogel
Dot unhooked her own and her sister's stockings and then jumped down, a bulky and "knobby" hose under each arm.
"The Corner House Girls' Odd Find" by Grace Brooks Hill
The men can play a hose on me while I'm descending, and even when I'm down below.
"A Boy of the Dominion" by F. S. Brereton
Down in the street stormed the firemen, coupling hose and dragging it to the front.
"Out of Mulberry Street" by Jacob A. Riis
A pail of water was dashed over him and the hoseman played the hose up and down his body.
"The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills" by James R. Mears
There, I am losing all my blood down my hose.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)" by Charles de Coster
Some were sweeping, others washing down the decks with a hose and a scrub brush.
"The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats" by James R. Mears
The horses were covered with foam and perspiration; the men leaped down from their seats and at once began to arrange the hose.
"Wenderholme" by Philip Gilbert Hamerton
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In poetry:

His hose and doublet thistle-down,
Together weaved full fine ;
His stockings of an apple green,
Made of the outward rind ;
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British

In news:

With the hose tightened down and the MAF sensor wiring harness reconnected, we used a #3 Phillips screwdriver to tighten the airbox lid to the box and the intake was handled.
Also run water through the down-spouts with a hose to make sure they are not plugged up.
Julia Spellman, 87, hoses down thistle in a bioswale by her home near Prairie High School recently.
I still enjoy cooling down with a drink from the garden hose .
Overheated Coachella goers get hosed down in the 'Do Lab' as temperatures top 100 degrees.
Try a trip down 'The Hose.
Debris is hosed down after the 2000 crash.
Presbyterian was clearly overmatched in its 87-58 loss to No 15 Creighton, but Jordan Downing 's performance gave Blue Hose coach Gregg Nibert hope that better days are ahead.
Jordan Downing scores 25 in Blue Hose's 87-58 loss.
Stakes easily connect to an automatic drip system, or you can use a hose and let the water slowly flow down to the roots.
Firefighter James Heaton, front, hoses down hotspots in the Angeles National Forest Wednesday Sept 5, 2012 near Los Angeles.
Presbyterian was clearly overmatched in its 87-58 loss to No 15 Creighton, but Jordan Downing's performance gave Blue Hose coach Gregg Nibert hope that better days are ahead.
Thankfully, I don't often become ill, but when the courtroom was an orchestra of hacking, coughing and sneezing this week, I asked to be hosed down in Lysol.
Pregnant Dog Dies After Hose Allegedly Shoved Down Its Throat.
According to the Times report, Animal Services officials in California said a pregnant 3-year-old dog died after a hose was allegedly shoved down its throat.
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