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noun as in hardware

noun as in water pipe

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According to McCauley, these regulatory developments are helping to initiate a major update to the country’s financial plumbing.

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Renting, living in a mobile home and earning less than the local median income are all associated with plumbing problems.

This is largely because the company’s focus is on providing back-end financial plumbing to other firms, including digital bank Revolut.

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Mend all cracks in the walls, repair all plumbing and replace cracked tiles.

Those patterns tell me there’s something wrong with the plumbing.

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Co., Missouri Corporation that manufactures plumbing products.

We lived in a tiny trailer that my mother had bought back in 1969, a trailer without running water or indoor plumbing.

They found the building was a shell, with no apparently electricity or plumbing, and no completed inner construction.

He put its science in simple terms  “Imagine you have clogged up plumbing due to debris,” Chatterjee said.

Well, don't you know that there are people in the third world for whom indoor plumbing is but a fantasy?

Even their housekeeping is no longer a disagreeable thing kept out of sight as much as possible, as the plumbing used to be.

The installation of the electric plant in a dwelling house is done in the same way, and as regularly, as the plumbing is.

But if dirty work was done to you, Burkett would have been a handier tool for Fogg than a Stillson wrench in a plumbing job.

Down in the room over the tin and plumbing shop in which I lived, I found it cold indeed.

Nobody came at her instant command to examine the plumbing and see that it was in order for the season.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plumbing, such as: housewares, accouterments, appliances, fasteners, fixtures, and implements.

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