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denoting a room or apartment provided with only cold running water, often in a building with no central heating:
a cold-water flat. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Soon after coming out of the sheets he should bathe in cold-water.

    A Guide to Health Mahatma Gandhi
  • It was a one-privy-to-a-floor, cold-water only setup, with a family living in every room.

    Prologue to an Analogue Leigh Richmond
  • To hear it coldly and calmly like this was shock, cold-water shock.

    Brink of Madness Walter J. Sheldon
  • They are the "open-kettle," the "intermittent," the "cold-water" and the "cold-pack" methods.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray
  • Lincoln was his antithesis, as tall, long-drawn, and somber as the cold-water man he was rated.

    The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
  • I now casually turned on the cold-water tap and was scalded by nearly boiling water.

    Your United States Arnold Bennett
  • I also walked into about six inches of water, in the dim, irreligious light; and so made a cold-water Baptist devotee of myself.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • She has frequently extracted warm praise even from the cold-water taps of discriminating and ordinarily unsympathetic critics.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • Then they ran with a common accord for their own cold-water pails, and pursued him, seeking to dash their contents over him.

    Out of Mulberry Street Jacob A. Riis
  • "cold-water bug, you know," I explained, but Billings shrugged his shoulders.

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott

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