water butt

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Examples from the Web for water butt

Historical Examples of water butt

  • He ducked a proctor in a water-butt and the dons were very cross about it.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Sista, Gubblum, if you don't take that word back I'll—I'll throw you into the water-butt!

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • I could drown you in the water-butt, my poor cat—oh, so easily.

    The Magic World

    Edith Nesbit

  • We must have a rope or two; then we must take off our clogs, and climb up by the water-butt.

    Frank Oldfield

    T.P. Wilson

  • It was the aperture between the two great barrels—the brandy-cask and the water-butt.

    The Boy Tar

    Mayne Reid