water line


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water line a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship
    • n water line a line marking the level reached by a body of water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water line (Shipbuilding) Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel.
    • Water line (Naut) Any one of several lines marked upon the outside of a vessel, corresponding with the surface of the water when she is afloat on an even keel. The lowest line indicates the vessel's proper submergence when not loaded, and is called the light water line; the highest, called the load water line, indicates her proper submergence when loaded.
    • Water line (Shipbuilding) the outline of a horizontal section of a vessel, as when floating in the water.
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In literature:

He noted the grayish strip of smooth water that marked the end of the dead-line.
"The Hunted Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
Lake Erie will then also have a steady line of water transport to Baltimore, on the Chesapeake, and New Orleans, on the Mississippi.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Then, she in as wall-sided as a church, and stows too much above the water-line.
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
The torch from the boat brought out the lines of a broad house with a low roof that seemed to be floating on the water.
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
Near the beginning one cut her own flag-ship almost to the water-line.
"Kincaid's Battery" by George W. Cable
All the men-of-war on the water were drawn up in a line, only waiting the signal of departure.
"Queen Hortense" by L. Mühlbach
In standing into Rodd's Bay, the water does not shoalen until you are in a line with the north points of Facing Island and Bustard Bay.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
The race-lines are as distinct as if the waters of a white river and a black ran in the same channel.
"American Missionary, Vol. XLII., May, 1888., No. 5" by Various
Two-thirds of the distance from the shore was a continued line of broken water.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 2" by John Lort Stokes
Having gained the main land they now set out on foot towards Bushire, following the line of the coast for the sake of the villages and water.
"The Pirates Own Book" by Charles Ellms
Orders came down the line for the men to be sparing with water.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
Cook the fruit slowly in a porcelain-lined or granite-ware kettle, using as little water as possible.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
The fish leaped clear of the water, but failed to loosen the line.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
There was a growing stir in our lines and across the water also, and I looked round.
"Havelok The Dane" by Charles Whistler
In our line of route back to the Gwydir we knew by experience that no water was to be found.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
A ridge in the rock, just before the convent, is the dividing line for the flow of the waters.
"A Residence in France" by J. Fenimore Cooper
That the lake is sometimes a splendid sheet of water was obvious in its line of shores.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
Only the two holms broke the line of water to the north and east up channel.
"A Thane of Wessex" by Charles W. Whistler
So he let it carefully down into the water again, and made the line fast until Bonny should wake.
"Rick Dale, A Story of the Northwest Coast" by Kirk Munroe
The deep water channel is not near the line of posts as one would imagine, but close along the west shore.
"The Handbook to the Rivers and Broads of Norfolk & Suffolk" by G. Christopher Davies

In poetry:

Breezes blowing,
Cloudland going,
Airy cloudland opening, going—
Line how fine is Harry throwing,
Throwing on the waters flowing!
"The Young Physician" by Thomas Aird
But the hooks with time grow dull,
And the lines grow weak with age,
And the thaw makes the rivers full,
And the wind makes the waters rage.
"The Fishermen" by Ernest Jones
I cannot spare water or wine,
Tobacco-leaf, or poppy, or rose;
From the earth-poles to the Line,
All between that works or grows,
Every thing is kin of mine.
"Mithridates" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
But when sultry suns are high
Underneath the oak I lie
As it shades the water's edge,
And I mark my line, away
In the wheeling eddy, play,
Tangling with the river sedge.
"The Angler's Song" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Now gladly we receive thee, within unguarded gate,
O upward-toiling Russia—whose lamp, though lit but late,
Already cheered thy children. What berg-blocked sea is thine!
God grant thee open water beyond its Arctic line!
"The Melbourne International Exhibition A. D. 1880" by Mary Hannay Foott
O Sacred Moses, each infusing line
That movd their gratitude was part of thine,
& still the Christians in thy numbers view,
The type of Baptism & of Heaven too.
So Soules from water rise to Grace below:
So Saints from toil to praise & glory goe.
"Moses" by Thomas Parnell

In news:

Lenox homeowners sick of contaminated tap water - want line to clean water supply .
After being under stringent water restrictions since August of last year, the City of Burton 's new water well went on line Monday morning.
According to County Mayor Steve Godsey's office, there was a water line break in the building and the basement is flooding.
City road officials are working on adding another water line to Mercy Memorial Hospital.
Crumbling water lines are costing LaBelle.
The old bricks were displaced by a water line leak and had to be replaced.
Augusta's water lines are literally crumbling beneath citizens' feet.
Water line breaks are an inconvenience for businesses and commuters alike.
Water-line break Central Avenue at 40th Street NW.
On Wednesday, those residents found out they'll finally be getting a water line.
Water line breaks and repairs.
A third water line is in the works for Wake Forest residents in a development with contaminated water, NBC-17 has learned.
Two water line s were already under construction to deliver water to some of the affected residents in the Stonewall development.
Eastern Municipal Water District customers should be wary of water line insurance offers.
Special Waters SAS Water line for cats and dogs.

In science:

Moreover, the ∼ X 1/2 airmass dependence of saturated water lines in the z -band is simply not modeled by most observers (§3.2).
Stellar Locus Regression: Accurate Color Calibration, and the Real-time Determination of Galaxy Cluster Photometric Redshifts
Additionally, Watson et al. (2007) showed a mismatch between the accretion rates onto the disk and protostar of NGC 1333-IRAS 4B (measured by modeling water emission lines and by assuming all of the observed luminosity is accretion luminosity, respectively), a result they have now expanded to other sources (D.M.
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations
The solid line is computed for a transition between two molecular states, whereas the other lines are computed for the 616 -523 (22 GHz) transition of water that is assumed to be the result of the merger of the three strongest hyperfine components.
Theory and Extragalactic Masers
As for water, this line terminates at a critical point where the transition becomes of second order.
The Quark-Gluon Plasma in Equilibrium
The principal, new result from our work is the detection of several, rotation-vibration lines of water in the H band spectra.
Near-Infrared water lines in V838 Monocerotis
From a survey of the literature, it appears that the detection of water lines in novae or nova-like variables is either rare or has not been made earlier.
Near-Infrared water lines in V838 Monocerotis
In the J HK (1.0 to 2.4 µm) region or its vicinity, there are limited reports of water line detections.
Near-Infrared water lines in V838 Monocerotis
In addition, Figure 12 of Lynch et al. (2004) shows water lines in the K band in both their model and observed data.
Near-Infrared water lines in V838 Monocerotis
However, the studies by Evans et al. (2004) and Lynch et al. (2004) do not identify and label specific water lines as we do here.
Near-Infrared water lines in V838 Monocerotis
We tested for the signature of water in the spectra using the BT2 line list.
Near-Infrared water lines in V838 Monocerotis
The masses are 10, 12, and 18 M⊕ , and they must have formed inside the ice line (followed by migration), so the expected composition is rocks and perhaps gases, but probably not water, even if it would be stable there now.
Astrophysics in 2006
Jennings & Sada (1998) detected pure rotational lines of H2O at 12.3 µm in Betelgeuese and Antares and suggested that the water lines may be formed in their atmosphere.
The molecular and dusty composition of Betelgeuse's inner circumstellar environment
Optical depths observed with MIDI (black diamonds) and high-resolution opacity pro files of water (black), SiO ( grey) and alumina (solid grey line).
The molecular and dusty composition of Betelgeuse's inner circumstellar environment
The final focus quadrupoles closest to the IP are integrated into the detector to facilitate detector “push-pull”; • the extraction line, which has a large enough bandwidth to cleanly transport the heavily disrupted beam to a high-powered water-cooled dump.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
In phase III, SKA will also cover the 22 GHz water maser line, the strongest maser line in star forming regions.
Working Group Summary - Local Universe