hot-water bag

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hot-water bag a stoppered receptacle (usually made of rubber) that is to be filled with hot water and used for warming a bed or parts of the body
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Quotations

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    “A Christian is like a tea bag -- he's not worth much until he's been through some hot water.”

Usage

In literature:

I'm going up to see that the child has a hot-water bag to her feet, and a mustard plaster on her chest.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
I suppose you want me to give Mrs. Wells a dose of medicine or put a hot water bag at her feet.
"Possessed" by Cleveland Moffett
On days of moderate temperature I wet these bags thoroughly with water once a day but on very hot or windy days I often wet them twice.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The girls found it was not such an easy matter as they had imagined to procure sixteen hot-water bags.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
You might fill some hot-water bags and bottles and have things warm and comfortable.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
Listen, dear; I'll bring you a hot-water bag.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
The patient must stay in bed, and the hot-water bag be constantly kept on the ear till all pain ceases.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Give Aunt Annie her medicine and hot water bags, and just let me be.
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
Julia Cloud fixed a hot-water bag to warm the chilled hands and feet.
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
Nancy applied ice caps and hot-water bags to the afflicted areas without avail.
"Outside Inn" by Ethel M. Kelley
Cold should be applied to his head by a compress or ice bag, and hot water bag should be placed near his feet.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
They are then replaced in the press and hot water is poured into each bag.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
The kitchen fire was out, the oven had not a hint of warmth in it, there was no hot water for the rubber bag.
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
Mazie was soon dried and put into a warm bed, with a hot water bag at her feet.
"Rick and Ruddy" by Howard R. Garis
The cases for hot-water bags are made of white flannel.
"Guide to Hotel Housekeeping" by Mary E. Palmer
They close the bags tightly with strings, soak them in hot water and rub their faces and hands with the wet balls.
"A Japanese Boy" by Shigemi Shiukichi
I give her ginger, an' hot-water bags, an' poultices.
"The Son of his Father" by Ridgwell Cullum
Nick was kneeling on water-soaked bagging, on the edge of the hot spout.
"Steel" by Charles Rumford Walker
Her mother was too much occupied with Charles to notice her return, and Mammy was placing hot water bags at the old man's feet.
"Three Little Women's Success" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Eggs put into a bag with a cup of water, and placed in a hot oven for four to five minutes, are superior to those cooked in a saucepan.
"Paper-bag Cookery" by Vera Serkoff
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In news:

Tea bags, cold water and/or hot water and the optional lemon and sugar.
A new adhesion- promoter masterbatch is said to improve sealability of blown nylon film for food pouches and bags that can be heated in a microwave, toaster oven, or hot water.
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