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hot-water bag

[hot-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈhɒtˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/
noun
1.
a bag, usually of rubber, for holding hot water to apply warmth to some part of the body, as the feet.
Also called hot-water bottle.
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  • And you boys fill the ice-cap—and the hot-water bag and—hurry!

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • That climax, as I learned next morning, was over the Blight's hot-water bag.

  • They can easily be warmed with a hot-water bag, flat-iron, or soapstone.

    How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
  • "It's only a hot-water bag, dear," Mrs. Schofield said, still labouring under the covers with an extended arm.

    Penrod and Sam Booth Tarkington
  • I suggested that he lie down again and I would fill his hot-water bag.

  • The hot-water bag may be held against the ear or the child may lie with his head upon it.

  • Julia Cloud fixed a hot-water bag to warm the chilled hands and feet.

    Cloudy Jewel Grace Livingston Hill
  • Over this a dry cloth should be placed, and the patient should lie down on a bran poultice or hot-water bag for an hour or two.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • How she ever made good in pictures I don't know, and her face like a hot-water bag for expression.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • I went into the bath-room, filled a hot-water bag, and got out an extra down-comforter.

    The Fifth Wheel Olive Higgins Prouty

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