Some articles on water:
... Water is used in literature as a symbol of purification ... Sherlock Holmes held that "From a drop of water, a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other." ...
... hydrogel consisting of fine granular material (such as sand or silt), clay, and water ... When water in the sand cannot escape, it creates liquefied soil that loses strength and cannot support weight ... Quicksand can be formed in standing water or in upwards flowing water (as from an artesian spring) ...
... affect ecosystems, waterways, sewer and water supply systems, foundations, and so on ... gas to flow out of the shale, oil operators force 1 to 9 million US gallons (34,000 m3) of water mixed with a variety of chemicals through the wellbore casing into the shale ... The high pressure water breaks up or "fracks" the shale, which releases the trapped gas ...
... At the turn of the 20th century, synchronized swimming was known as water ballet ... in the larger variety theatres of London or Glasgow which were equipped with huge on-stage water tanks for the purpose ... After experimenting with various diving actions and stunts in the water, Katherine Curtis started one of the first water ballet clubs at the University of Chicago, where the team began executing strokes ...
... as the volume of one kilogram of pure water at 4 °C and 760 millimetres of mercury pressure ... Sèvres in France and was intended to be of the same mass as the 1 litre of water referred to above ... Additionally, the mass-volume relationship of water (as with any fluid) depends on temperature, pressure, purity, and isotopic uniformity ...
Famous quotes containing the word water:
“By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.”
—Aeschylus (525456 B.C.)
“But oh, not the hills of Habersham,
And oh, not the valleys of Hall
Avail: I am fain for to water the plain.
Downward, the voices of Duty call
Downward, to toil and be mixed with the main,
The dry fields burn, and the mills are to turn,
And a myriad flowers mortally yearn,
And the lordly main from beyond the plain
Calls oer the hills of Habersham,
Calls through the valleys of Hall.”
—Sidney Lanier (18421881)