waterworks

[ UK /wˈɔːtəwˌɜːks/ ]
[ US /ˈwɔtɝˌwɝks/ ]
NOUN
  1. a public utility that provides water
  2. workplace where water is stored and purified and distributed for a community
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How To Use waterworks In A Sentence

  • The novel meshes together stories of the building of the viaduct and the city's waterworks with the tales of lovers and families trying to negotiate their way through personal, cultural and political struggles.
  • The old Waterworks should be investigated, as should the newly landscaped Bog Meadows and its peewits.
  • I hated the fact that I seemed to be switching on the waterworks constantly.
  • Before Reagan turned on the waterworks, crying in public was widely considered a sign of weakness.
  • By 1815 a wave of canals, docks, port, and road improvements, waterworks, lighthouses, and bridges were establishing the profession of consulting engineer.
  • They gave a synchronised display of waterworks: they cried openly.
  • And if I ask, she'll turn on the waterworks, and then I have to shell out more money to buy tissues.
  • Leeson street, though from prolonged summer drouth and daily supply of 12 1/2 million gallons the water had fallen below the sill of the overflow weir for which reason the borough surveyor and waterworks engineer, Mr Spencer Harty, C. E., on the instructions of the waterworks committee had prohibited the use of municipal water for purposes other than those of consumption (envisaging the possibility of recourse being had to the impotable water of the Ulysses
  • Apparently people from the waterworks had dug up the road to fit in new pipes, so that instead of getting potable water from reservoirs and Mother Nature largely, now I'm getting a new kind of water.
  • I was just about to turn on the waterworks when a small… something rubbed itself against my leg.
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