Phrases with "water"

I stopped for my midday meal at a place called Taqui, a grassy glade in the bush where a tiny spring of water crept out from below a big stone, only to disappear in the sand. Prester John by John Buchan

Ivan Turgenev I’ve only just drunk my second glass — they’re making me drink the water here, you knowwhatever for, there’s no telling . The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

H. Rider Haggard When I came to I found myself back at the koppie, with Good bending over me holding some water in a gourd. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Jules Verne This outlet had now become practicable, since the water no longer rushed through it, and it would doubtless be easy to explore the interior. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Rudyard Kipling On one particularly innocent looking little puddle she turned her back for a moment, and there rose behind her a twenty-foot column of water and steam. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Gertrude Stein This is water with sterilised water in it. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Pu Songling At last the water brought him to a curving beach, where he was able to land. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Jules Verne We have enough water for the cylinder, and our two hundred pounds of ballast are untouched. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Algernon Blackwood Povey introduced cold water rather. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

They ought at least to have shut her up for life in some dry dock or other, away up the river, and never let her smell salt water again. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Anthony Trollope About nine o’clock they had a bit of the raw beef broiled, and in that guise it was pleasant enough; and the water was hot, and the tobacco was grateful and the stiffness of the evening was gone. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

The water flows into a marble cistern, to which you descend by a flight of steps of delicate whiteness, and return by another. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Guy de Maupassant He felt inclined to kill them, to throw his syphon of Seltzer water at them, to split open Limousin’s head, which he every moment bent over his plate and raised it up again immediately. Monsieur Parent by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Matthew felt sure she would throw cold water on his project at once. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

H. G. Wells Wind, water and the demented sick carried it everywhere. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

But now there grew a faint ripple of water in the bowl where the scarlet fish, suddenly restless, was swimming hither and thither as though pursued by an invisible hand. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

D.H. Lawrence The light was blue and clear on the reedy lakes of this upper place; it was a strange desolation of water and bog and rocks and road, hedged by the snowy slopes round the rim, under the very sky. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

The most calming thing, in his opinion, was a glass of eau sucrée, with a teaspoonful of orange-flower water in it. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

H. G. Wells I went straight into the water without a minute’s hesitation, wading up the creek, and presently finding myself kneedeep in a little stream. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Arthur Morrison So that I made up my mind to have a look under water before I jumped to any conclusion. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

In the afternoon the farm hands would come round the bins selling apples and pears at seven a penny, and London hawkers would come with baskets of doughnuts or water ices or ‘halfpenny lollies’. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

William Dampier Even in the calmest seasons the sea beats in there, making the water spout at the hole: so that this is always a good mark to find the harbour by. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then as the cold water dripped from the wash-rag in his hand he raised his head suddenly — he had heard a furtive sound from the kitchen below. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

T. E. Lawrence For Maan especially they had no anxiety since the engineers who had blown up Bair reported every source of water utterly destroyed, while the wells of Jefer had been dealt with a few days earlier. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Isabella Bird The wind was strong, and drove the foam-flecked water in a long line of foam on the shore. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

In the foreground the Embankment trams sailed glowing by, across the water advertisements flashed and flickered, trains went and came and a rolling drift of smoke reflected unseen fires. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Guy de Maupassant Divine happiness! You could bathe in places and you often found snipe among the high grass which grew along the borders of these small water courses. Mother Sauvage (La Mère Sauvage) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

She wandered out to the river-side, and looked at the weir and the little green island round which the shining blue water twined itself like a caress. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Mary Webb Only Mr. Reddin came and frit the birds and made the water muddy. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Henry Lawson He has no water-bag; carries his water in a billy; and how he manages without a bag is known only to himself. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

William Cowper Ice upon ice, the well-adjusted parts Were soon conjoined, nor other cement asked Than water interfused to make them one. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Anthony Trollope They have hot and cold water pipes into every room, and baths attached to the bedchambers. North America by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen Edith and I went for a walk one day nearly as far as Pentre, and we begged a glass of water of old Mrs. Jones who lives in that pretty cottage near the brook. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Edith Wharton But she achieved the feat of not answering him, or turning her steady eyes from the dancing mid-summer water at the foot of Laura’s lawn. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Jules Verne Then all the electric force was put on the pumps, that soon began to let the water out of the reservoirs. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Wilkie Collins B. J.” — “And we will send Leo into the water as often as you like him to go. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

At last he reached the middle of the ford where the water was deepest. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Agnes was kneeling beside me, and her father was holding a basin of water at my feet. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Mark Twain When I was about the middle I heard the clock begin to strike, so I stops and listens; the sound come faint over the water but clear — eleven. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Leon Trotsky An old marmot would resist a long time, stopping up the burrow with his rump, but a second bucket of water would make him surrender and jump out to meet his death. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Arthur Conan Doyle I kept the deflection indicator falling until I had put fifty good feet of water between the aeroplane and ourselves, for I knew well how deeply they can see under the surface. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Miles Franklin I craned my neck to see the magnificent rocks rising on one side of the street, covered with the loveliest ferns with little springs of water trickling amongst them. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Ford Madox Ford The young woman, so the young man is duly warned, to prepare it: pink india-rubber, half-cooked cold beef, no doubt: tepid potatoes, water in the bottom of willow-pattern dish. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Arthur Machen She had gone into the house by the back kitchen door, leaving it open, and he heard her speaking to the girl about the water being ‘really boiling. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence His fire was put out, she had thrown cold water on it. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith The events following were like a rush of water on her senses. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

The paddock was full of feed, and with plenty of water there need be no anxiety. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Henry David Thoreau These, with Concord River, are my water privileges; and night and day, year in year out, they grind such grist as I carry to them. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

The falling wall of water stood out grey green and ghostly on the left, and I noticed that higher up it was lit as if from the open air. Prester John by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling Still, it was the Induna; but I can quite understand that the customs of our cousins across the water differ in these particulars from ours. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Mark Twain A stream of water trickled ceaselessly over the hideous face. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Algernon Blackwood He was spreading his coat over her and dashing water on her face. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Anthony Trollope There were pipes without end for cold water which ran hot, and for hot water which would not run at all. North America by Anthony Trollope

Who wanted cold water in the dawn unless they had to swim for it? He’d had to swim for it in his time. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

There was no one in the room, but I heard the noise of water splashing in the bathroom which led out from it. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Anthony Trollope Charley had pulled her out of the river, and no one, as far as her efforts could prevent it, should be allowed to throw cold water on him. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Luckily there’s no water in it, but the sides are slippery and I can’t get out. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

But she that sat in St. Peter’s was a German. Italy too, for artful fountains and figures that move by water and enact life. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Miles Franklin I wanted him to water the horses, but I can’t see him anywhere — the infernal, crawling, doosed idiot!” ejaculated uncle Julius. “Never mind, uncle, let him have his holiday. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

He was an illustrious man, but he held two very odd opinions; that tar water was everything, and that the whole material universe was nothing. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

H. Rider Haggard Its faint gleam discovered to us a dark mass of water running at our feet. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle But a stream gurgled through the gorge, and a capful of water dashed over his face brought the senses back to the injured man. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Thomas Hughes The ground was at last chosen, and two men set to work upon it to water and roll; and then, there being yet some half-hour of daylight, some one had suggested a dance on the turf. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Jules Verne A well-known hissing noise told me that the water was running into the reservoirs, and in a few minutes the Nautilus was some yards beneath the surface of the waves. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

John Lewis Burckhard During the late siege the Wahabys cut off the supply of water from the aqueduct; and it was not till some time after, that the injury which this structure then received, was partially repaired. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope The old mother across the water would in such case have disowned her son. North America by Anthony Trollope

I, begging him to despatch my breakfast as soon as possible, and let me have some water for my hands, he ordered the gallery-waiters, and everything came immediately. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Elizabeth Gaskell The water was glassy and motionless, reflecting tint by tint of the Indian-ink sky above. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Sinclair Lewis The bed in his room was lumpy but covered with a chaste figured spread, and the flowery pitcher and bowl rested on a cover embroidered in red with lambs, frogs, water lilies, and a pious motto. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Virginia Woolf Now one of the vases was upset, and a stream of water flowed across the carpet. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Jules Verne You can well understand that there would not be water enough for my Nautilus.” “And the spot?” I asked. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

James Joyce Drink water scented with fennel, sherbet. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

A great deal of water has passed under the bridge since your day. The Dark Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Richard Burton I saw the canal at its worst, when the water was low; and I have not one syllable to say in its favour. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Jack London But when we delivered the water Jed had only one pailful. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Mark Twain The water was so fearfully cold that they were obliged to stop singing and scamper out again. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Arthur Conan Doyle The noise that water makes is like the gurgling in the throat of a dying man. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

D. H. Lawrence We walk over the dirty water and coffee dregs. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Here can I frame a story of two lovers, and make their shadows live before me and be mirrored in the tranquil water as they tread along the sand, leaving no footprints. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

I looked down at the dark water gliding so pleasantly along below me, and remembered that all I had to do, as soon as I was alone, was to drop over the side, and be done with my difficulties for ever. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Rudyard Kipling Then they drank themselves pot-bellied on Gihon water while the Governor and the Inspector chastised them with whips. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

The ground fell away before their eyes, in pleasaunce and water meadows, to where in the distance you could just discern the remains of the Priory near the bridge which had cost it so dear. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

The river babbled its eternal nursery-rhyme song at his feet, and the water slid under his eyes with a mesmeric swiftness. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

From there he could see a jungle compound with a water buffalo tethered to the side of a conical grass hut. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Algernon Blackwood His voice came across the water to us shouting something furiously, but the wind drowned it so that no single word was audible. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Advancing a few yards, all disembarked upon trampled mud, and, ascending the bank, left the creek which supplies baths and drinking water to our destination. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Walter Scott Woe to me were I to shed a tear for the wife of my bosom, when I might weep rivers of water for this afflicted Church, cursed as it is with carnal seekers, and with the dead of heart. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

He’d got forty-six sleeping capsules on the desk, all ready to pop in a tumbler of water and drink off. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

In dry summers, when the hamlet wells failed, water had to be fetched from a pump at some farm buildings half a mile distant. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

William Morris So they turned from the water anon, and rode the woodland ways, and lay that night by a stream that ran west. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

As we discussed our plans for moving, Forteune threw cold water upon every proposal. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Virginia Woolf At the cliff’s edge there was an equal murmur of air that had been brushed through forests, of water that had been cooled in a thousand glassy hollows of mid-ocean. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

His wife, or the other young person who had come to visit his daughters, made the water too hot, you know — and that kind of thing. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Another minute or two would have finished her, but I was off the old pony and into the water like a teal flapper. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Over the smooth water of the roadstead came in answer a faint cry from one of the ships at anchor. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

D. H. Lawrence Tall and elegant, with the clearest of clear, transparent olive complexions, hair as black as jet, and such grey eyes — bright, mocking, like lights on water at night. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London Some pitched the flies, others cut firewood and pine boughs for the beds, and still others carried water or ice for the cooks. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Robert Green Ingersoll The history of one monad is as unknown as that of the universe; one drop of water is as wonderful as all the seas; one leaf, as all the forests; and one grain of sand, as all the stars. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

He was too thoroughly engaged in trying to get a breath that was not half or all salt water to concern himself about either past or future. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

And meanwhile, in the waist up to his knees in water — so low. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

D. H. Lawrence Beneath every gannet that jumps from the water ten thousand fish are swimming still. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang Fairer-than-a-Fairy eagerly ran to the window, but in her haste she upset the basin, and spilt all the water with which she had carefully filled it overnight. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson Northmour and his guests, I was now persuaded, would come ashore as soon as there was water on the floe. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Allan Poe The water we drew carefully from the bag into the jug; which, it will be remembered, had been brought up before from the cabin. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Conan Doyle The errand of a man who carries a bucket of water in each hand does not need to be explained. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

You could never have guessed that within a stone’s throw there was an open sheet of water and big ships lying afloat. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

William Makepeace Thackeray Mrs. Gam. takes in washing; and it is said that, her continual dealings with soap-suds and hot water have been the only things in life which have kept her from spontaneous combustion. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Arnold Bennett And Auntie Hamps herself was wont as it were to atone for it by using the still tepid water therefrom for her morning toilet instead of having truly hot water brought up from the kitchen. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Rudyard Kipling At irregular intervals she speaks, and sends up a column of water over two hundred feet high to begin with; then she is angry for a day and a half — sometimes for two days. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

William Dampier There is a good depth of water about four or five leagues in, but rocky foul ground for about two leagues in from the mouth on both sides of the bay, except only in that place where we lay. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Rudyard Kipling A squall swept across the water and blotted out the rows of low, red-tiled houses that made up Penang, and the shadows of night followed the storm. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George MacDonald I knelt and would have drunk, but the water was hot, and had a strange metallic taste. Lilith by George MacDonald

D. H. Lawrence And in dry summers, no water came down in the narrow ditch-channel, that straddled in wooden runnels over the deep clefts in the mountain-side. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne Is it air or is it water which is thus driven out? It is generally admitted to be vapor, which, condensing suddenly by contact with the cold air, falls again as rain. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Jack London Akoon held the Seattle on the edge of the shoal water and waited till he saw the squaw’s fingers clutch the forward rail. Lost Face by Jack London

Charlotte Perkins Gilman There was a desperate tangle of wood and water and a swampy patch we never should have found our way across alone. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Edith Wharton The days succeeded each other with a sort of deceptive rapidity: they had the smooth monotonous glide of water before it breaks into a fall. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

H. G. Wells A large expanse of water spread to the westward of us and beyond were a cluster of roofs and one or two church towers. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

D. H. Lawrence Hurriedly taking off her bodice, she crouched at the boiler while the water ran slowly into her lading-can. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Mark Twain The water will soon float your feet to the surface. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Andrew Lang The soldiers, conceiving that their king was being attacked, seized the tanuki by the legs and flung him over into the river, and the water closed over him. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

One for the father, who poured the beer down his throat like water down a sink, and the other two to be passed politely from son to son. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

D.H. Lawrence Big shadows wave over them, there is the eternal noise of water falling icily downwards from the source of death overhead. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Jack London But as I descended the companion stairs to clear the table I heard him shriek as the first bucket of water struck him. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

He cursed the rusty, creaking springs, the slow-footed horses, the pools of water through which the wretched animals floundered pastern-deep. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Her sad old heart has need to be revived by the rich infusion of Geneva which is mixed half and half with hot water in the tumbler. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Charles Dickens He lighted a candle, set out his little tea-board, got hot water from below, and brought in small portions of tea and sugar, a loaf, and some butter from the nearest shop. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Arthur Conan Doyle That worthy was leaning back in a rocking-chair with his feet perched upon the mantelpiece and a large glass of rum arid water within reach of his great leathery hand. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Edgar Allan Poe In some instances, upon killing them after a full year’s deprivation of all nourishment, as much as three gallons of perfectly sweet and fresh water have been found in their bags. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

William Hope Hodgson And this had I waded, and sounded my path with the staff of the Diskos; but I had kept mine armour upon me, lest there be things, even in water so shallow, that might bite and work harm upon me. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

D. H. Lawrence The water was above her knees. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Machen The shore of Larnac Bay shelves very gradually, and the Admiralty charts showed the depth of water two hundred yards out to be only two fathoms; this would be too shallow for a submarine. The Terror by Arthur Machen

The water should be actually boiling at the moment of impact, which means that one should keep it on the flame while one pours. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Isabella Bird Probably this ruinous, thinly-peopled country, with little water and less fuel, and only two roads which deserve the name, has possibilities of resurrection under greatly changed circumstances. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Something about whether there was water in the old quarry or not, he thought; but could not take his oath on it since his recollection was vague. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Jules Verne Sometinies the screw rose out of the water, beating its protruding end, when a mountain of water raised the stern above the waves; but the craft always kept straight ahead. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Thomas Wolfe This done, he spat it out and let running water wash it down the drain, and then he rinsed his mouth and throat with gently biting antiseptic. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Willa Cather A mound of brick, and holes full of water told where it had been. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Charles Dickens This capital of the state of Maryland is a bustling, busy town, with a great deal of traffic of various kinds, and in particular of water commerce. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Francis Bacon For a large fire and a small fire in the same room increase one another's heat; but warm water plunged into boiling water cools it. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Henry Handel Richardson She stood and looked at the inky water of the river between its stone walls. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton To Vance these games of wind and water were a ceaseless joy. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

The trees are now young flames and when the water is like glass they burn in their reflections. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

The water is clear, quite clear. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Charles Dickens The mud and water fly about us. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

The rose‐boughs rustled, the grasses seemed to thrill, the shallow water shimmered at his feet. Signa by Ouida

Arthur Conan Doyle I managed to bring some food and water from the cabin while Lucy held the tiller, and we shared it together. The Fate of the Evangeline by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Meredith There sat Liberty, after her fearful leap over the prison-wall, at peace to watch the water and the falls of sunshine on the mountain above, between descending pine-stem shadows. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Boil a teacupful of tea in three pints of water for ten minutes with a heaped dessert-spoonful of soda. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Guy de Maupassan Occasionally a woman would stop and ask with a coarse smile: “What have you to offer, sir?” Forestier’s invariable answer was: “A glass of water from the fountain. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle Then one of the shadowy creatures outside came flicking up through the water and made for our crystal window. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Here and there pools of water glimmered coldly in the moonlight; and patches of rushes and reeds made the fields look ragged and neglected. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

So I started my caravan at daybreak, to get the water at its lowest, and ascended the gorge, which is an absolutely verdureless rift in mountains of most brilliant and fantastic stratification. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Willa Cather A week after the tramp excitement had passed over, the city water began to smell and to taste. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

John Donne I was baptized in thy cordial water against original sin, and I have drunk of thy cordial blood, for my recovery from actual and habitual sin, in the other sacrament. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Arthur Morrison Cold water and cloths were ready enough, and turpentine was easy to get, but ere the milk came it was useless. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Elizabeth Gaskell She even felt sorry for his evident agony, as they turned him over and over, that she ran to get him a cup of water to moisten his lips. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

D. H. Lawrence And the unconscious, drowning body of the father rolled on below the house, driven by the black water towards the high-road. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling Then it broke, and the rest was a confused snarl of water not thirty feet high. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

There’s Loch Katrine water at the pipe there . Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

It is just like that fisherman’s story, about the hand that drew Feltram into the water on the night that he was nearly drowned. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

George MacDonald If you hear the murmur of water beneath, go a little farther, and listen again. Lilith by George MacDonald

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Mrs. Mayow, putting forth unexpected strength, carried the tubs out to the back-yard, and poured the soapy water into the harbour. Midsummer Fires by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

George Borrow The wind was adverse, and the water rough. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

H. G. Wells The pseudo-twins scented trouble, but Theodore was heedless and over-full of an entertaining noise made by a moorhen as it dived in the ornamental water that morning. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

There was no sound, not even the ripple of water or a gull’s cry. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

In the middle of the room, on the tile floor, lay Madame Bijard, all bloody, her skirts, still soaked with the water of the wash-house, clinging to her thighs, her hair straggling in disorder. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

H. G. Wells I don’t care for water except when it’s superheated steam. The Wild Asses of the Devil by H. G. Wells [1915]

Three shoots, cut off a plant, and placed in water made circles in 3 hrs. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Andrew Lang And the sun came out and the water disappeared, without his knowing how or when. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thought itself halts, like the still hush of water between two descending torrents. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Algernon Blackwood Even the sea, this tideless, brackish sea, neither salt water nor fresh, is dead. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

He seemed to have lived years since he had run along, with the angel’s gift, by the Greve water three nights before. Signa by Ouida

And their ships made ready to move up the river under Carcë, if by any means they might attack the bridge by water and so cut off for the Witches their way of retreat. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

In the second branch the water reached the horses’ bodies, and my animal tottered and swerved. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

The water was calm: but the boy with the heedlessness of youth stayed in it nearly an hour: he was seized with cramp and screamed to his comrades. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She was leaning forward, peering eagerly into the water below. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

The air was very still, save for the whish of water from the screws and the steady beat of the engines. Prester John by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling From the pagoda of this temple we could see that the roofs of all the houses below were covered with filled water jars. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Tobias Smolle Before I went to shift myself, I inquired about the rest of the family — I found Mrs Tabitha still delirious from her fright, discharging very copiously the water she had swallowed. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Gustave Flauber They bathed with shouts, and drew water in their helmets, while others drank lying flat on their stomachs, and all in the midst of the beasts of burden whose baggage was slipping from them. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

George Eliot But no engines would have done, if there had been false notions about the way water would act. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

The mate, Sebright, got boiling water for them. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

It fell as the snow had fallen — as if the clouds were bags of water which drooped near the ground and then discharged themselves in an even torrent. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

H. G. Wells I remember the shock I had when I saw a penny under water within easy reach of my hand as I thought, and when I picked it up I found it wetted my sleeve. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Willa Cather To the west heavy clouds had come up, moving so low that they flapped over the water like a black washing hanging on the line. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

He was afraid to remove his arm from Dorcas, and he was splashing water from a glass upon her face and forehead. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Also he had loved sound learning, and, had his dreams been realised, the Greek of Corpus would have been to the Greek of Cardinal as a cup of water to a flood. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

The water rushed down it like a torrent in wet winters, and formed a sort of creek, and the bed of it made what track there was. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

H. G. Wells A shallow sandbank had appeared in the sea and the water had receded from the beach. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

The Rakaia sometimes comes down with a run — a wall of water two feet high, rolling over and over, rushes down with irresistible force. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Alphonse Daudet Tartarin meant to act like they did, and from that day forward he lived upon water broth alone. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Mark Twain The water was three or four foot deep on the island in the low places and on the Illinois bottom. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Sir Richard Burton Whereupon he threw down the net, and doffing his clothes, left them on the bank and plunged into the water after the purse. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Jack London It was well I did, for it covered the boat fully a third of the way aft, and three times, in the next several hours, it flung off the bulk of the down-rushing water when the bow shoved under the seas. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Isabella Bird I told him to put the mattress on the bed; “Pour water on the mattress,” he replied. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Meredith Edward’s sharp white face cursed him mutely for his folly, while he turned and put the water to Dahlia’s lips, and touched her forehead with it. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Rudyard Kipling It fell short and crashed into fifty pieces, while the water dripped through the rough veranda boarding. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Marjorie Bowen Francisco bent above Tomaso and gave him wine to swallow, and set water by his side. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Had Mrs. Todhetley gone heartily into the proposal at once, Tod would have thrown cold water on it. Roger Monk by Ellen Wood [1868]