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Water

In auto sales, a slang term for false equity. For example, water occurs when a car owner claims $3,000 in equity on a vehicle when she only has $1,500 in equity.
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We heard nothing but the water rising: it was half-way to our waists!
Before eight days were over the Abraham Lincoln would be ploughing the waters of the Pacific.
A violent explosion shook the air, and a spout of water, steam, mud, and shattered metal shot far up into the sky.
The mineral waters of Arva Wai* ooze forth from the crevices of a rock, and gliding down its mossy side, fall at last, in many clustering drops, into a natural basin of stone fringed round with grass and dewy-looking little violet-coloured flowers, as fresh and beautiful as the perpetual moisture they enjoy can make them.
I’ve a notion,” said the wood-chopper, “ that there’s water in this lake to swim the biggest whale that ever was invented; and, as to the pines, I think I ought to know so’thing consarning them; I have chopped many a one that was sixty times the length of my helve, without counting the eye; and I believe, Benny, that if the old pine that stands in the hollow of the Vision Mountain just over the village—you may see the tree itself by looking up, for the moon is on its top yet—well, now I believe, if that same tree was planted out in the deepest part of the lake, there would be water enough for the biggest ship that ever was built to float over it, without touching its upper branches, I do.
That night they had to encamp on the open prairie, near a scanty pool of water, and without any wood to make a fire.
As Adam lay a-dreaming beneath the Apple Tree, The Angel of the Waters offered all the Seas in fee.
Suddenly he heard a sharp report and something struck the water smartly within a few inches of his head, spattering his face with spray.
Then a stone, who saw what had happened, came up and kindly offered to help poor Chanticleer by laying himself across the stream; and this time he got safely to the other side with the hearse, and managed to get Partlet out of it; but the fox and the other mourners, who were sitting behind, were too heavy, and fell back into the water and were all carried away by the stream and drowned.
Before the last company filed from the chamber the water was ankle deep, and that the men were nervous was quite evident.
I always had an idea that Como was a vast basin of water, like Tahoe, shut in by great mountains.
He was thinking, not without secret terror, probably, of the vast solitudes of Sahara--for there whole weeks sometimes pass without the caravans meeting with a single spring of water.