Water rocket


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water rocket (Bot) A cruciferous plant (Nasturtium sylvestre) with small yellow flowers.
    • Water rocket A kind of firework to be discharged in the water.
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In literature:

Suddenly his pole gave a leap, the water splashed, his line sang in the air and a fish went up like a rocket.
"Eben Holden" by Irving Bacheller
Now and again a red and blue rocket streamed up with a hiss, dissolving in a shower of stars reflected in the still water.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Rockets flared, deep under water.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Walter had lost no time in getting back to camp at the call of the rockets, and was waiting at the water's edge to receive his chum.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
Then, with cries of "Close the water-tight compartments," "Man the pumps," "Launch the lifeboat," "Where's the rocket apparatus?
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
The rocket-mounts being of peltathene will be destroyed by half an hour's immersion in water.
"The Lost Kafoozalum" by Pauline Ashwell
At intervals, blue lights were burned on the water; and rockets were sent up.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Then into the grey air, a rocket shot up like a brilliant meteor, and the sound of a gun came booming over the waters.
"A Monk of Cruta" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Rockets may be fired by this method in the middle of a pond, by a Neptune, a swan, a water-wheel, or any thing else you choose.
"Endless Amusement" by Unknown
Forty of the best waggons were brought out, with some water-carts, a gun-limber and a rocket-battery cart.
"The Young Colonists" by G.A. Henty

In news:

We love water guns, and from their origins as an accidental lab discovery by rocket scientist Lonnie Johnson, Super Soakers have come to define the market.
California is proposing a tougher target for the rocket fuel chemical perchlorate in drinking water, citing studies that linked minute amounts of the chemical to impaired thyroid function in infants.
A scary new under-the-radar CDC study has found that 15 infant formulas sold in the US are contaminated with the rocket fuel additive perchlorate—which is even worse than it sounds, because so is the tap water parents mix formula with.
The aim was to ensure the water supply in these locales was free of dangerous levels of various chemicals, including the rocket-fuel additive perchlorate, a potential health hazard.
Youngsters assembled and launched model rockets and water rockets in a new summer recreation course last week.
Water rockets 30-feet into the air after a car hits a water main in Altamonte.
Water rockets, a mad scientist show, human and animal brains and innovative inventions kept interest high at Irvine Valley College.
How to Build a Water Rocket .
Visitors at the Science Museum of Virginia attempted to help set a Guinness World Record for water bottle rocket launches on July 4th.
Members of the North Tama Elementary Science and Engineering Club launched their water bottle rockets on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.

In science:

From the opposite perspective, utilizing any water ice mined from lunar craters, for human consumption and/or rocket fuel, could be myopic exploitation and destruction of an important scientific resource.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon