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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POOL

And the wild ducklings are out on the pool, and the woods are full of song.

Reached the pool found by me on the 24th; distance seventeen miles.

He sounded that pool with a long branch and found no bottom.

Many forts are built at some distance from any pool or spring.

The pool that we saw that night has swelled into a lake,—English blood and American,—no!

Thus they might pool their living expenses to the economical advantage of each.

He shook his fingers impatiently so that the last drops hurried to the pool.

Then he looked about for some sign of her, some footprint by the pool.

I wouldn't go down by the stream, Barbara—not to the pool where the alder is.

They have been down all the morning at the pool where the alder is, trying to catch that bull-trout.'

WORD ORIGIN

"small body of water," Old English pol "small body of water; deep, still place in a river," from West Germanic *pol- (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Low German pol, Dutch poel, Old High German pfuol, German Pfuhl). As a short form of swimming pool it is recorded from 1901. Pool party is from 1965.

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