• WordNet 3.6
    • n wateriness the property of resembling the viscosity of water
    • n wateriness meagerness or poorness connoted by a superfluity of water (in a literary style as well as in a food) "the haziness and wateriness of his disquisitions","the wateriness of his blood","no one enjoys the burning of his soup or the wateriness of his potatoes"
    • n wateriness the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water "the baseball game was canceled because of the wateriness of the outfield","the water's muddiness made it undrinkable","the sloppiness of a rainy November day"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wateriness The quality or state of being watery; moisture; humidity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wateriness The state of being watery.
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Watery grave - If someone has gone to a watery grave, they have drowned.


In literature:

In a watery season it must be well covered with grass; the old grass is lying between the salt bushes.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
I cannot attend even to your watery murmur.
"Weighed and Wanting" by George MacDonald
The bullets of the enemy made "watery flashes" on all sides.
"The Story of the Malakand Field Force" by Sir Winston S. Churchill
Each watery mountain that he climbed, each gulf that he fathomed, was a victory over infinite odds.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
Be careful not to have it thin and watery.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
When the moon had become too wide, blank, and watery, even for his own wide, blank, and watery eyes, he came in again.
"Alarms and Discursions" by G. K. Chesterton
With our Nubians and their craft out of his watery way, he was free to fib when the time came.
"It Happened in Egypt" by C. N. Williamson
The region is already channelled with watery ways.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862" by Various
His disc was invisible, but we could clearly distinguish his situation through the watery barrier.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 262, July 7, 1827" by Various
But there was no mistaking the watery eyes, the sharp nose, the features.
"The Yellow Streak" by Valentine Williams

In poetry:

"Brief let me be: the fatal storm arose;
The billows raged, the pilot's art was vain;
O'er the tall mast the circling surges close;
My Jessy—floats upon the watery plain!
"Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous Mind" by William Shenstone
Oh! it must have been a fearful sight,
To see them striving hard with all their might
To save themselves from a watery grave,
While the Storm Fiend did laugh and angry did rave.
"The Kessack Ferry-Boat Fatality" by William Topaz McGonagall
And though some one among us may never return,
His comrades shall sorrow, his messmates shall mourn;
Though his body may sink to a watery grave,
His spirit shall rise to the top of the wave.
"A Mariner's Song" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
They are the angels of that watery world,
With so much knowledge that they just aspire
To move themselves on golden fins,
Or fill their paradise with fire
By darting suddenly from end to end.
"Goldfish" by Harold Monro
Nevertheless, the crew struggled hard his life to save,
But alas! the Skipper sank, and found a watery grave;
And the white crested waves madly did roar,
Still the crew, thank God, landed safe on shore.
"The Wreck of the 'Columbine'" by William Topaz McGonagall
Oh! then a longing like despair
Is to their farthest caverns sent;
For surely once, they feel, we were
Parts of a single continent!
Now round us spreads the watery plain —
Oh, might our marges meet again!
"To Marguerite.. continued" by Matthew Arnold

In news:

The cove that is the watery home-run landing zone in San Francisco is named for what former Giants great.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — As the snow fell and the frigid wind blew, dozens of volunteer firefighters took turns rescuing each other from a would-be watery death.
Consider Brazil's Watery Wilderness -- the Pantanal.
Rarely has the nation—never mind the art world—lolled around in such a watery limbo.
In most recipes, the apple slices taste bland and watery, and so the cake disappoints.
New York's Watery New Grave.
Whiny Annoyance, or Watery Fun.
Whiny Annoyance, or Watery Fun.
Amid the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn band offer up watery clip to New York City.
The Flaming Wakas and the Watery Wakas are just two of the teams featured at the annual RUSH Regatta at Deer Lake this Saturday, Aug 13, starting at noon.
Susan Shatter 's Watery World of Watercolor.
I tend to avoid pumpkin, butternut and other watery squashes .
Across the Northeast communities are climbing out of a watery mess.
If too watery, simmer uncovered until thick and jamlike.
The sniffing the coughing and the watery eyes.

In science:

In a watery environment a small amount of input energy can break this bond; the phosphate can then bind with water, which forms a strong bond.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
Watery asteroids are especially interesting in the context of the origin of the Earth’s oceans and other Terrestrial planet volatiles.
Icy Bodies in the New Solar System