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wishing well

a well or pool of water supposed to grant the wish of one who tosses a coin into it. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But there is no need to seek them while the wishing well, nearer to hand, calls.

    The Hardy Country Charles G. Harper
  • As a matter of course the pool had been christened the “wishing well.”

  • The voices died away, indicating that the two men had moved some distance from the wishing well.

    The Wishing Well Mildred A. Wirt
  • “We saw you with your lantern at the wishing well,” Louise confessed.

    The Wishing Well Mildred A. Wirt
  • We must not be satisfied with wishing well to, doing service for, or speaking kindly on behalf of, the people of God.

    Notes on the book of Exodus C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
  • Have I not been drinking loyal toasts to every monarchy of Europe, and wishing well to those who need it not?

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • She told the men who had come out to look for her, that Randal had gone on to look for the wishing well.

    The Gold Of Fairnilee Andrew Lang
  • The girls wandered to the wishing well, and then made a complete tour of the grounds.

    The Wishing Well Mildred A. Wirt
  • After the door had closed behind the old lady, the girls did not immediately leave the vicinity of the wishing well.

    The Wishing Well Mildred A. Wirt
  • They wanted to go to a wishing well in the neighbourhood, and to have a picnic in honour of Kitty's birthday.

    Under False Pretences Adeline Sergeant

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