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WATER. That liquid substance of which the sea, the rivers, and creeks are composed.
     2. A pool of water, or a stream or water course, is considered as part of the land, hence a pool of twenty acres, would pass by the grant of twenty acres of land, without mentioning the water. 2 Bl. Com. 18; 2 N. H. Rep. 255; 1, Wend. R. 255; 5 Paige, R. 141; 2 N. H. Rep. 371; 2 Brownl. 142; 5 Cowen, R. 216; 5 Conn. R. 497; 1 Wend. R. 237. A mere grant of water passes only a fishery. Co. Lit. 4 b.
     3. Like land, water is distinguishable into different parts, as the sea, (q.v.) rivers, (q.v.) docks, (q.v.) canals, (q.v.) ponds, q v.) and sewers, (q.v.) and to these may be added at water course. (q.v.) Vide 4 Mason, R. 397 River; Water course.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The complete totality of that is the cleansing of its earthiness and removal of its wateriness." (66) Similarly, the Kitab al-Asrar states: "Concerning the sublimation of quicksilver, there are two methods.
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The semantic similarity between [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'rough sea' and [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'Milky Way' in terms of 'wateriness' and the obstacle (in the real life and in the legend explained above) and their dissimilarity (violence in the 'rough sea' and peacefulness in 'the river of heaven') are also foregrounded.
My ratatouille was fabulous, thick, tomatoey, the Mediterranean vegetables well braised to bring out their flavour without a hint of the wateriness which characterises my own feeble effort.