Water tiger to Wax
(Wa"ter ti"ger) (Zoöl.) A diving, or water, beetle, especially the larva of a water beetle. See
Illust. b of Water beetle.
(Wa"ter-tight`) a. So tight as to retain, or not to admit, water; not leaky.
(Wa"ter torch`) (Bot.) The common cat-tail the spike of which makes a good torch soaked
in oil. Dr. Prior.
(Wa"ter tow"er) A large metal pipe made to be extended vertically by sections, and used
for discharging water upon burning buildings.
(Wa"ter tree`) (Bot.) A climbing shrub (Tetracera alnifolia, or potatoria) of Western Africa,
which pours out a watery sap from the freshly cut stems.
(Wa"ter tre"foil`) (Bot.) The buck bean.
(Wa"ter tube`) (Zoöl.) One of a system of tubular excretory organs having external openings,
found in many invertebrates. They are believed to be analogous in function to the kidneys of vertebrates.
See Illust. under Trematodea, and Sporocyst.
(Wa"ter tu"pe*lo) (Bot.) A species of large tupelo (Nyssa aquatica) growing in swamps in
the southern of the United States. See Ogeechee lime.
(Wa"ter tur"key) (Zoöl.) The American snakebird. See Snakebird.
Water tu tuyère
(Wa"ter tu tu`yère") A tuyère kept cool by water circulating within a casing. It is used for
Water tu twist
(Wa"ter tu twist`) Yarn made by the throstle, or water frame.
(Wa"ter vine`) (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Phytocrene, climbing shrubs of Asia and Africa,
the stems of which are singularly porous, and when cut stream with a limpid potable juice.
(Wa"ter vi"o*let) (Bot.) See under Violet.
(Wa"ter vi"per) (Zoöl.) See Water moccasin.
(Wa"ter vole`) (Zoöl.) See under Vole.
(Wa"ter wag"tail`) See under Wagtail.
(Wa"ter*way`) n. (Naut.) Heavy plank or timber extending fore and aft the whole length of
a vessel's deck at the line of junction with the sides, forming a channel to the scuppers, which are cut
through it. In iron vessels the waterway is variously constructed.
(Wa"ter way`). Same as Water course.
(Wa"ter*weed`) n. (Bot.) See Anacharis.
1. Any wheel for propelling machinery or for other purposes, that is made to rotate by the direct action
of water; called an overshot wheel when the water is applied at the top, an undershot wheel when
at the bottom, a breast wheel when at an intermediate point; other forms are called reaction wheel,
vortex wheel, turbine wheel, etc.
2. The paddle wheel of a steam vessel.