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Old Faithful

noun
1.
one of the best known geysers of Yellowstone National Park.
Origin of Old Faithful
so named because of the longevity and regularity of its activity
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  • So, with many a prayer for guidance, the little party set off, Old Faithful leading the way.

    The Adventures of Akbar Flora Annie Steel
  • His comparisons were with the fine, substantial inn, built at Old Faithful.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • The famous geyser shown in the illustration is called “Old Faithful” because of the clock-like regularity of its eruptions.

  • Soon "Old Faithful" gives the premonitory symptoms of an eruption.

  • Indeed, some of his most constant admirers declare these variations are the fault of watches, not of "Old Faithful."

    A Summer's Outing Carter H. Harrison
  • Old Faithful carried off under your very nose, by your own child!

    Kildares of Storm Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • Another geyser is called Old Faithful, because you can depend on his appearance at just such a time.

    Little Folks of North America Mary Hazelton Wade
  • "I don't mind telling you, Old Faithful, that I am in love this morning," he said.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter

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