red water


Definition of red water

: any of several cattle diseases (such as Texas fever) characterized by hematuria

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Recent Examples on the Web Created by Polish artist Jerzy Kalina, the sculpture—titled Poisoned Well—shows the late pontiff lifting a boulder over his head, poised to throw it into a pool of red water. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why a New Sculpture of Pope John Paul II Is So Controversial," 28 Sep. 2020 Along the Río Tinto in western Spain, layers of multicolored sediment combine with blood red water to produce an otherworldly effect. Popular Science, "Twelve powerful images to remind us how weird and wild the world is," 13 May 2020 At the hot-pot restaurant, the staff brought out a cauldron of dark-red water. Weike Wang, The New Yorker, "The Trip," 12 Nov. 2019 The substitution appeared to pain Vela more than his hamstring did, however, with the LAFC captain gesturing angrily at coach Bob Bradley, then punching at a row of red water bottles behind the bench. Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: Dodgers lose to Yankees," 26 Aug. 2019 What does the red water represent in your blood-flow model? Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, "Build a Blood-Flow Model," 15 Aug. 2019 But the Telegraph reported that Lake Abaya has lately had a shortage of fish, and the crocodiles have become aggressive toward humans, who have little chance to spot them in the lake’s murky red waters. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "A pastor performed a baptism in an Ethiopian lake. A crocodile killed him.," 5 June 2018 The next step was to put green and red water soluble dye in vents by the curbs of individual homes to follow the flow. Frank Kummer,, "At some Philly homes, toilets get flushed into the city's drinking water source. The underground detectives are on the case," 21 Mar. 2018 In 1911, during an expedition to the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, geologist Thomas Griffith Taylor discovered something strange: a glacier gushing blood-red water. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Antarctica’s Blood Falls Helps Unravel the Inner Workings of Glaciers," 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of red water

1594, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2020

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“Red water.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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Medical Definition of red water

: any of several cattle diseases characterized by hematuria especially : any of several babesioses (as Texas fever) in which hemoglobin released by the destruction of red blood cells appears in the urine

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