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.

1860–65, Americanism

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Example sentences
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.
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