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hot-water bag

[hot-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈhɒtˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/
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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I suggested that he lie down again and I would fill his hot-water bag.

  • And you boys fill the ice-cap—and the hot-water bag and—hurry!

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • In stiff neck, rub well with some liniment, as chloroform liniment, and lie in bed on a 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
  • 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
  • "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
  • With dexterous fingers the hot-water bag was withdrawn from the foot of the bed and Mother McNeil was out of the room.

    How It Happened Kate Langley Bosher
  • Julia Cloud fixed a hot-water bag to warm the chilled hands and feet.

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

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

    Gigolo Edna Ferber

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