water down

Definitions

  • Tumbled rocks leading down to the tree-edged water
    Tumbled rocks leading down to the tree-edged water
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v water down thin by adding water to "They watered down the moonshine"
    • v water down make less strong or intense "water down the mixture"
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Quotations

  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.”

Usage

In literature:

He had thrown down his load at my first appeal for help, and as he came splashing through the water he looked horribly pale.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
Dick seized the pole and thrust it down into the water lower and lower till his hands touched the surface.
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
I want you to come in the Park there, down by the water-side.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
I'm on'y leaning agen the rope to keep from going down into the water.
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
Give him a few more drops o' water; those others trickled down.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
Get 'em both aboard, lay 'em down, and hev 'em dowsed with buckets o' water.
"The Black Bar" by George Manville Fenn
Rob dropped upon his knees directly, bent down, placed his lips to the water, and drank with avidity, Brazier following his example.
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn
It was Joe who stooped quickly down now to scoop up some of the water and taste it, which he did in silence.
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
From above the water, in a vast foaming volume, was coming rushing down, roaring loudly.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
This, cut up fine, he ate, washing it down with water.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

And all about my mother's door
Shine out its glittering bushes,
And down the glen, where clear as light
The mountain-water gushes.
"The Broom Flower" by Mary Botham Howitt
By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept,
Remembering thee,
That for ages of agony hast endured, and slept,
And wouldst not see.
"Super Flumina Babylonis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The first ae guide that they met wi',
It was high up Hardhaughswire;
The second guide that we met wi',
It was laigh down in Borthwick water.
"Jamie Telfer" by Andrew Lang
There is a river we all must cross,
Thousands will pass it tomorrow;
Some will go down to its waters with joy,
Others with anguish and sorrow.
"There Is a River We All Must Cross" by Henry Clay Work
It spoke of days when the earth was young,
When it flowed more cheerfully,
When its water sang the rocks among,
As they danced down toward the sea.
"The Stream's Story" by Jared Barhite
So oft from castle hall he crept
Where mid the rocks grim shadows slept,
And where the mist reached down and kissed
The waters as they wailed and wept.
"Yvytot" by Eugene Field

In news:

Mike Guttridge prepares to water down the vacant lot in Galt where he will build a new house – the first in the town since 2009.
Mike Guttridge prepares to water down a lot in his family's development in Galt where he's planning to build the first new house in the southern Sacramento County city since 2009.
A water main break is shutting down streets and flooding cars in Daly City.
Visitors to Yosemite National Park may get a bit wet from the mists coming down the water falls.
Road conditions are improving as flood waters go down.
Whoever imagined dancers taking the part of waves of water flowing down a river NEW ART, that's who.
Watered-down bill calls for audits of 13 city agencies once every four years.
Well, I think that when I started it was very much a lot of comedians doing observational comedy - things that were kind of watered down version of what Seinfeld perfected in the '80s and '90s.
Water main break shuts down outbound lanes on Assembly Street.
Redmond man climbed down for water, got stuck on ledge.
When you do water, poinsettias prefer overhead watering so the leaves are wetted down.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commission Deborah Shore sent supporters an email titled "Counting Down.".
It's ridiculous how watered down the bowls have become.
Water break in NW OKC shut down.
The Oklahoma City Water Department said a water main break has been shut down.
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In science:

Most of the proposed artificial black holes [136] are based on a simple idea [181, 184]: Consider a moving medium with spatially varying flow speed, say water going down the drain of a bathtub.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
This equation was written down around 1900 by Kortweg and de Vries as a description of non-linear waves in shallow water.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
In a previous experiment , imbibition fronts moving up in a paper sheet, that drifts down into a water tank at speed v , were found to have an average height ¯h ∼ v−1/Ω , a width w ∼ ¯hΩκ , and a temporal correlation function C (t) = v−κ f (tv (θt+κ)/β ).
Reply to Comment on ``Pipe network model for scaling of dynamic interfaces in porous media''
Muons which have been generated in the earth atmosphere above the detector and punch through the water or ice down to the detector, outnumber neutrino-induced upward moving muons by several orders of magnitude and have to be removed by careful up/down assignment.
Astrophysical Neutrino Telescopes
This correlation between Porb and Pspin is generally interpreted as meaning that the neutron stars in Be/X-ray binaries rotate at the equilibrium velocity between the spin-up caused by accreted matter and the spin down caused by the centrifugal effect of their strong magnetic fields (Waters & van Kerkwijk 1989).
Be/X-ray binaries: An observational approach
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