drinking fountain


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drink·ing fountain

(drĭng′kĭng)
n.
A device equipped with a nozzle that provides a stream of drinking water for public use.
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drinking fountain

n
a device for providing a flow or jet of drinking water, usually in public places
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drink′ing foun`tain


n.
a water fountain that ejects a jet of water for drinking without a cup.
[1855–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drinking fountain - a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking waterdrinking fountain - a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
fountain - a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises
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Translations

drinking fountain

nfontanella
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References in classic literature ?
I and the artilleryman, seated on the step of the drinking fountain, made a very passable meal upon what we had brought with us.
Hardly ever did he pass through his barn without paying homage to his own progressiveness and oozing approval of the mechanical milker, driven by his own electrical dynamo, the James Way stanchions with electric lights above, the individual drinking fountains at the head of each cow, the cork-brick floors, the scrupulously white-washed walls, and the absence of odor, with the one exception of sweet, fermented silage.
Each animal would have its own unit with food, drinking fountain, and waste collection.
Sara D Roosevelt, Phase II: this project will include the reconstruction of the park playground, including new play equipment, a spray shower, benches, drinking fountain and lighting.
The granite drinking fountain was erected in 1885 by public subscription to commemorate Richard Hollon, the Lord Mayor of York, whose wife Mary was a Morpethian.
The center said the activated carbon adsorption equipment attached to the drinking fountain may have absorbed residual chlorine for sterilization in water, thus causing the bacteria to multiply.
The inspection was carried out following a revelation that untreated industrial water had been piped to a drinking fountain in the park for months.
Footpaths and car parks are to be upgraded and trees, hedges and flower beds replanted, the stone drinking fountain renovated and improvements made to the drainage system.
Hot and cold rooms are lined in terrazzo (terracotta pink and baby blue respectively) so that the bathers' attention is initially focused on the water and only subsequently on the surrounding surface, A third chamber, with drinking fountain and a mysterious well, is so dimly lit that its sides of smooth flags are barely perceptible.
There have, of course, been a few "causes for discussion" - such as the cat who chose the day of the state survey to jump into the drinking fountain and wait for a drink.
A drinking fountain near the entryway of the high school metal shop showed elevated lead levels of 61 ppb.
The drinking fountain is also back looking great in Earlsdon Avenue South - now how about the sadly neglected little green drinking fountain in Warwick Road, opposite Drapers Hall?