• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Watering-trough a trough in which horses and cattle drink
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wæter; Dut. water, Ger. wasser; Gr. hydōr, L. udus, wet, unda, a wave, Sans. udan, water.


In literature:

The horse trough served as a wash-basin, and water buckets were seldom seen.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
Then, before going further, we made the trough which was to conduct the water out of the dam.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
Taking Martin round to the back of the shed, Barney showed him a row of troughs, about three feet square, close to the edge of a pond of water.
"Martin Rattler" by R.M. Ballantyne
Raised a whale in a watering trough.
"The Peter Patter Book of Nursery Rhymes" by Leroy F. Jackson
The trough through which crept the sluggish water was filled with smoke.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
By the water of the lake stood troughs half full of water.
"Myths and Legends of the Great Plains" by Unknown
At the water trough, they came to a full stop.
"The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp" by Katherine Stokes
There in the yard, tied to the old watering-trough, stood a plump, pretty Jersey cow!
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
If you will sit on the edge of the watering trough while I soak this stuff off, I'll tell you how I got in this mess.
"Zip, the Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier" by Frances Trego Montgomery
For a few minutes, he looked at the trough in the floor and the water bucket standing near it.
"Millennium" by Everett B. Cole

In poetry:

Cool murmur of water through apple-wood
Troughs without number
The whole orchard fills, whilst the leaves
Lend their music to slumber.
"Orchard Song" by Sappho
Now he's eaten his three kinds of cheese and drunk from his
bottle-cap watering-trough—
So much he just lies in one corner,
His tail curled under him, his belly big
As his head; his bat-like ears
Twitching, tilting toward the least sound.
"The Meadow Mouse" by Theodore Roethke

In news:

With its vote to fill the bottomless trough of the rice industry with water from the ever-shrinking Highland Lakes, the LCRA cleared up any misunderstanding about exactly what its acronym represents.
Then yesterday when I went to see my horses, I find you've taken their water trough WTF.
Find out why sub-irrigation systems like capillary mats, floor and drain trays, troughs or benches and flood floors offer a better alternative to top-down watering methods.
A better water trough for deer and other wildlife.
Beside the cistern is a pressure tank run by a small electric motor that pumps water through miles of PVC pipe to 18 concrete water troughs from American Steel spaced evenly throughout the property.
"Every producer has problems with freeze-out of water troughs , especially those who water cattle in pasture, so we needed a system to work efficiently in the winter," Kelln said.
Adversity peaks in the water trough , lulu, doug, goat, dog, around, sad, let, happen, actually, maybe.
Mechanical water devices abound, most notably Archimedes' water screw , which when turned can lift water from a trough.
Or register to win a 25-gallon, solar water trough from eNasco.
Cattle gather around a solar-powered watering trough at the Blythe Farm near White City, Kan.
But on the inside this 10,000 square foot facility is an elaborate maze of tubing, connecting troughs and large containers of water.
VAL-CO's PolAIR EZ-Cool water return trough and evaporative pad support system makes pad cooling easier for growers.
VAL-CO recently introduced the PolAIR EZ-Cool water return trough and evaporative pad support system, which has the latest in evaporative pad cooling technology.
Flagstaff – As the drought in Arizona continues, wildlife depends on water from livestock troughs used by ranchers, but he drinking receptacles can often be fatal for mammals trying to get a drink in the desert.
This raw video clip from the Arizona Game and Fish Department shows boy scouts from Troop 747 of Vail installing small escape ramps in a water trough at the Empire Ranch.

In science:

In these figures, the presence of water is indicated through the wide and deep absorption troughs seen between the spectral bands e.g at 1.4 µm between J & H bands and at 1.9µm between the H & K bands.
Near-Infrared water lines in V838 Monocerotis
For instance, since water is practically incompressible with the pressure in play, a wave on the surface is not purely transverse: as the wave moves forward, water must move away from the trough to the crest, and the particles of water near the surface move approximately in circles.
Teaching Waves with Google Earth