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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The whole system of reservoirs, channels, mains, and pumping and purifying equipment by which a supply of potable natural liquid is obtained and distributed to consumers

Usage examples (34)
  • The social investments which have to increase are housing, solution of problems such as waterworks, sewers and so forth.
  • “Oh, spare me the waterworks, will you?” he groans.
  • They also took possession of the waterworks of Santólan
  • I was supposed to be working -- ah the waterworks again. for more
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