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Water Bearer

noun, Astronomy, Astrology
Origin of Water Bearer
1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • By this time the entire party had halted, and, taking their cue from the surgeon, were looking at the water-bearer.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • Tankerwoman, “water-bearer, one who carried water from the conduits.”

    Essays Abraham Cowley
  • She lifted the big molasses can from its shelf on the rafters with the attitude of a Greek water-bearer.

    The Life of Bret Harte Henry Childs Merwin
  • She lifted the big molasses-can from its shelf on the rafters with the attitude of a Greek water-bearer.

  • There is another child in this poor household, a sister of the water-bearer, fair, but less fair than she.

  • At least give him the opportunity of softening your indignation by bringing the water-bearer here without angering Asclepiodorus.

    The Sisters, Complete Georg Ebers
  • When only in his twelfth year, Dost Mohammed Khan was attached to the retinue of his brother as abdar, or water-bearer.

  • Shake yourself; you're Aquarius, or the water-bearer, Flask; might fill pitchers at your coat collar.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville

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