Definition of Ballcocks

1. Noun. (plural of ballcock) ¹

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Definition of Ballcocks

1. ballcock [n] - See also: ballcock

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballcocks

ballbreaker
ballbreakers
ballbuster
ballbusters
ballcap
ballcapped
ballcaps
ballcarrier
ballcarriers
ballclay
ballclays
ballclub
ballclubs
ballcock
ballcocks (current term)
balldress
balled
baller
baller mistress
ballerina
ballerina-foot pattern
ballerinalike
ballerinas
ballerino
ballerinos
ballers
ballestra
ballestras
ballet

Literary usage of Ballcocks

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1. Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science by George Woodyatt Hastings, Andrew Edgar, Charles Wager Ryalls, Edwin Pears (1876)
"It is then a mercy to the inmates when the ballcocks are out of order and the water wasted, as the supply is thus kept moderately pure. ..."

2. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland [1807-1868/69] by Great Britain, George Kettilby Rickards (1861)
"Cisterns to be supplied with proper ballcocks or other Apparatus, § 30. Regulations may be made by the Local Board for preventing Waste of Water, § 32. ..."

3. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1850)
"... from limitation of quantity, from inadequate or leaky butts and cisterns, or from deranged ballcocks, are scarcely ever known on the constant system. ..."

4. Recent Practice in the Sanitary Drainage of Buildings: With Memoranda on the by William Paul Gerhard (1890)
"All ballcocks in flushing cisterns must be regulated so as to work noiselessly and without spattering. Refrigerator Wastes. Waste pipes from refrigerators ..."

5. Standard Practical Plumbing: Being a Complete Encyclopædia for Practical by Philip John Davies (1892)
"Cisterns to be supplied with proper ballcocks or other Apparatus. No. 73. XXII.—Whenever Water shall bo constantly laid on under Pressure in any District ..."

6. British Farmer's Magazine (1853)
"Every part of the farmery is supplied with water in troughs by ballcocks fed by pipes from casks or tanks placed aloft in the spare house, to which the v. ..."

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