water gun


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Recent Examples on the Web In Collins and Baker-Bone’s first show, the story of Lonnie Johnson, who was in the U.S. Air Force and NASA before inventing the Super Soaker water gun in 1989, was among the highlights. New York Times, "7 Things to Do This Weekend," 8 Oct. 2020 In The Water Gun Song, mother-son duo Guinea Bennett-Price and Esau Price will play members of a family discussing why a water gun isn’t simply a toy. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Dallas Children’s Theater’s Social Justice Play Series focuses on the Black experience in America," 24 Sep. 2020 In the meantime, now is a good time to look into alternatives like inflatable pools, water balloon fights, water guns, sprinklers, and other water-centric activities to enjoy at home. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, "Are Public Pools Going To Be Open This Summer?," 22 May 2020 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

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Water gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20gun. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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