fire hose


: a hose used to spray water on a fire

Examples of fire hose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The United States should continue to seek new and innovative ways to proactively counter Russian disinformation, denying Moscow the opportunity to win hearts and minds with its fire hose of falsehoods. Colin P. Clarke, Foreign Affairs, 11 May 2023 So all the data is public on Bluesky, all your posts are public, your likes are public, and anyone can build an app that shows all of that, and anyone can look at the fire hose. Nilay Patel, The Verge, 25 Mar. 2024 The challenge of fighting the fire hose of falsity being trained on science has made some scientists cynical about the prospects of victory, Sell acknowledges. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2024 Both storms will be fueled by atmospheric rivers, plumes of tropical moisture that can bring a fire hose of rain. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2024 Crypto firms have been pumping lobbying funds into Washington and campaign donations to politicians as if through a fire hose. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2023 This atmospheric river – a long, narrow moisture band that carries saturated air thousands of miles then discharges it like a fire hose – impacting California this week follows another recent storm that drenched most of the state, including Los Angeles, with record rainfall. Ashley R. Williams, CNN, 5 Feb. 2024 But the fire hose of requests and commitments blasting toward the average knowledge worker in 2024 can’t be appeased so simply. Cal Newport, The New Yorker, 26 Jan. 2024 In the bedlam, a crew member twice ran right by a 50-foot fire hose. Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2023

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“Fire hose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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