Water level to Water tick
1. The level formed by the surface of still water.
2. A kind of leveling instrument. See under Level, n.
(Wa"ter lil`y) (Bot.) A blossom or plant of any species of the genus Nymphæa, distinguished for
its large floating leaves and beautiful flowers. See Nymphæa.
The name is extended to various plants of other related genera, as Nuphar, Euryale, Nelumbo, and
Victoria. See Euryale, Lotus, and Victoria, 1.
(Wa"ter lime`) Hydraulic lime.
1. (Shipbuilding) Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the
water at various heights from the keel.
In a half-breadth plan, the water lines are outward curves showing the horizontal form of the ship at their
several heights; in a sheer plan, they are projected as straight horizontal lines.
2. (Naut.) Any one of several lines marked upon the outside of a vessel, corresponding with the surface
of the water when she is afloat on an even keel. The lowest line indicates the vessel's proper submergence
when not loaded, and is called the light water line; the highest, called the load water line, indicates her
proper submergence when loaded.
Water-line model (Shipbuilding), a model of a vessel formed of boards which are shaped according to
the water lines as shown in the plans and laid upon each other to form a solid model.
(Wa"ter liz"ard) (Zoöl.) Any aquatic lizard of the genus Varanus, as the monitor of the Nile.
See Monitor, n., 3.
(Wa"ter lo"cust) (Bot.) A thorny leguminous tree (Gleditschia monosperma) which grows
in the swamps of the Mississippi valley.
(Wa"ter-logged) a. Filled or saturated with water so as to be heavy, unmanageable, or
loglike; said of a vessel, when, by receiving a great quantity of water into her hold, she has become
so heavy as not to be manageable by the helm.
(Wa"ter*man), n.; pl. Watermen
1. A man who plies for hire on rivers, lakes, or canals, or in harbors, in distinction from a seaman who is
engaged on the high seas; a man who manages fresh-water craft; a boatman; a ferryman.
2. An attendant on cab stands, etc., who supplies water to the horses. [Eng.] Dickens.
3. A water demon. Tylor.
1. A mark indicating the height to which water has risen, or at which it has stood; the usual limit of high
or low water.
2. A letter, device, or the like, wrought into paper during the process of manufacture.