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water back

a reservoir or arrangement of tubing at the back of certain stoves or fireplaces for containing water to be heated by the fire.
Origin of water back
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They operate by syphoning up oil and water, separating the oil out, then releasing the water back into the ocean.
  • The quest for cures helped to bring water back into fashion.
  • When the mixture separates, release the water back into the ocean.
  • Other discovery: no need to use free weights when you're carrying ten gallons of water back and forth.
  • Pour the water back and forth between two clean pots.
  • Another hose from the pumper circulated water back into the pond to keep the pump active.
  • Then the process of recycling, or returning the water back into the atmosphere, continues.
  • Boiled water will taste better if you put oxygen back into it by pouring the water back and forth between two clean containers.
  • They need cool water to start with, and they generally release warmer water back to the environment.
  • Deer readily move to other locations, and will follow the water back into their normal home ranges when the water recedes.
British Dictionary definitions for water back

water back

the US name for back boiler
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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