hosepipe hosepipe

Definition(s):

  • (n) a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas

Usage(s):

  • The White Rhino Injured, 1966, is a marvel of surrealist compression: the unfortunate pachyderm's skin is reduced to several turns of gray, wrinkled hosepipe surrounding a block .

Quotes

  1. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said: "I spoke with United Utilities ahead of today's hosepipe ban to hear what steps they are taking to conserve water and I will be keeping a close watch on the situation as it develops. The North West has...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Caroline Spelman Source: 107.7 The Wolf

  2. "It's a leaving souvenir from Bellefield - I butted one of the doors," said Stubbs, with a sheepish smile. "It's no joke. I turned the hosepipe on Tim, drowning him with freezing water, and as I turned round to run away, one of the doors was...
    on Oct 13, 2007 By: Alan Stubbs Source: Daily Mail

  3. Dr Gareth Evans, an environment consultant, added: "We are not short of water in this country or shouldn't be but as soon as there is a bit of sunshine we must have a hosepipe ban. It's a vexed issue and something has to give."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Gareth Evans Source: Express.co.uk

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