3. A wheel for raising water; a noria, or the like.

Water willow
(Wa"ter wil`low) (Bot.) An American aquatic plant (Dianthera Americana) with long willowlike leaves, and spikes of small purplish flowers.

Water wing
(Wa"ter wing`) (Arch.) One of two walls built on either side of the junction of a bridge with the bank of a river, to protect the abutment of the bridge and the bank from the action of the current.

Water witch
(Wa"ter witch`) (Zoöl.) (a) The dabchick. (b) The stormy petrel. [Prov. Eng.]

(Wa"ter-withe`) n. (Bot.) A vinelike plant (Vitis Caribæa) growing in parched districts in the West Indies, and containing a great amount of sap which is sometimes used for quenching thirst.

(Wa"ter*work`) n.

1. (Paint.) Painting executed in size or distemper, on canvas or walls, — formerly, frequently taking the place of tapestry. Shak. Fairholt.

2. An hydraulic apparatus, or a system of works or fixtures, by which a supply of water is furnished for useful or ornamental purposes, including dams, sluices, pumps, aqueducts, distributing pipes, fountains, etc.; — used chiefly in the plural.

(Wa"ter*worn`) a. Worn, smoothed, or polished by the action of water; as, waterworn stones.

(Wa"ter*wort`) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the natural order Elatineæ, consisting of two genera mostly small annual herbs growing in the edges of ponds. Some have a peppery or acrid taste.

(Wa"ter*y) a. [AS. wæterig.]

1. Of or pertaining to water; consisting of water. "The watery god." Dryden. "Fish within their watery residence." Milton.

2. Abounding with water; wet; hence, tearful.

3. Resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid; as, watery humors.

The oily and watery parts of the aliment.

4. Hence, abounding in thin, tasteless, or insipid fluid; tasteless; insipid; vapid; spiritless.

(Watt) n. [From the distinguished mechanician and scientist, James Watt.] (Physics) A unit of power or activity equal to 107 C.G.S. units of power, or to work done at the rate of one joule a second. An English horse power is approximately equal to 746 watts.

(Wat"tle) n. [AS. watel, watul, watol, hurdle, covering, wattle; cf. OE. watel a bag. Cf. Wallet.]

1. A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods.

And there he built with wattles from the marsh
A little lonely church in days of yore.

2. A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.

3. (Zoöl.) (a) A naked fleshy, and usually wrinkled and highly colored, process of the skin hanging from the chin or throat of a bird or reptile. (b) Barbel of a fish.

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