water gun


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Recent Examples on the Web The next morning, everyone lets loose, dancing with abandon, flinging fistfuls of bright, powdered dye, and drenching each other with jets of water from pichkaris (water guns). National Geographic, "5 must-do travel experiences in March," 28 Feb. 2020 Late in the night, the couple surprised their guests with water guns, sources told TMZ. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "All the Gossip from Inside Justin and Hailey Bieber's Wedding," 2 Oct. 2019 Workers hastily remove graffiti by painting them over, washing them off with a high-pressure water gun, and if all else fails, taping them over with sheets of plastic. Washington Post, "AP Photos: The graffiti of Hong Kong’s summer of protest," 28 Sep. 2019 People such as engineer Lonnie Johnson, who worked on the stealth bomber program and on NASA missions to Saturn and Jupiter—AND patented the Super Soaker water gun. National Geographic, "How is a 'step back' different from abdication?," 13 Jan. 2020 Other looks are created using nontraditional techniques, including but not limited to dripping, squirting on with water guns, or application while lying down. Devon Abelman, Allure, "How Instagram Sparked the Indie Hair-Color Brand Revolution," 27 June 2018 Aside from firefighters, that feeling wasn’t readily available until Lonnie Johnson invented the Super Soaker toy water gun in the 1980s. al, "Alabama-born Super Soaker inventor tells kids: Persevere is the magic word," 15 Nov. 2019 Two interactive water playgrounds: one for small children with climbing features and small slides, and one for bigger kids with three slides, water guns and a dumping bucket. Jennifer Boehm, sun-sentinel.com, "Beat the heat: South Florida’s best water parks, pools, splash parks," 23 July 2019 The large swimming pool boasts water falls and a big-kid slide, while the nearby splash park has water guns, a treehouse with climbing ropes, buckets that dump water onto guests, fountains and slides. cleveland.com, "Public pools and splash pads in Cleveland where you can cool off during the summer heat wave," 16 July 2019

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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28 Apr 2020

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“Water gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20gun. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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