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Refilling

noun
1.
Filling again by supplying what has been used up.  Synonyms: renewal, replacement, replenishment.






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"Refilling" Quotes from Famous Books



... days, and during this time must be neither stronger nor weaker in carbolic acid, neither warmer nor colder than a certain temperature. This chimney must be always at the same heat, and the fire must therefore be kept constantly burning. This is easily accomplished by means of a jet of gas, and by refilling the vessel every 24 hours with the same proportions of carbolic acid ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 417 • Various

... progress. On the way we passed a single unfilled crater, a deep pit in the flinty quartz sand that spread a protecting blanket over the solid structure of the roof. These craters in the sand proved quite harmless except for the labour involved in their refilling. Further on we came to another, now half-filled from a spouting pipe with ground quartz blown from some remote subterranean mine, so to keep up the wastage from ...
— City of Endless Night • Milo Hastings

... Christ's words, "I was thirsty and ye gave Me drink, was in prison, and ye came unto Me," and the thought came to her, "I can do both." With her mother's permission she took a little bucket of cold water, with a dipper, and gave to each man in turn, refilling the bucket several times. As she went from one to another in her white frock, her sweet smile gave even better cheer than the water. The thanks of the prisoners were very hearty. One asked her, "Little lady, what ...
— Life and Literature - Over two thousand extracts from ancient and modern writers, - and classified in alphabetical order • J. Purver Richardson

... Claus merely shook his head, and after refilling the magazine of his rifle slipped ...
— The Pony Rider Boys in New Mexico • Frank Gee Patchin

... the captain, refilling his pipe, "reckon I'll have ter stay here till she lifts a bit. Wind's hauled to the sou'west too. Bad quarter means more fog ...
— The Boy Scouts of the Eagle Patrol • Howard Payson

... was rapidly refilling; the signal for the third race was about to be given. The ladies stood up on their seats. A murmur ran along the tiers like a breeze over a sloping garden. The bell rang. The horses started like a ...
— The Child of Pleasure • Gabriele D'Annunzio

... not entirely of relief, Neeland opened his cigarette case, found it empty, turned and went slowly below with the idea of refilling it. ...
— The Dark Star • Robert W. Chambers

... Maxwell, refilling his pipe, "but I've bin told he had to go down one day in shallow water among sea-weed. It was a beautiful sort o' submarine garden, so to speak, an' long Tom Skinclip was so fond o' flowers an' gardens nat'rally, that he forgot hisself, an' went ...
— Under the Waves - Diving in Deep Waters • R M Ballantyne

... holding but two tablespoonfuls. They took the cup in its little saucer, and, facing the beautiful canopied catafalque where the Dowager Princess was lying in state, they raised the cup as high as their head three times, emptying and refilling it each time. The mourners prostrated themselves and gave forth a mournful wail each time the cup was poured, after which the visitor arose and came over to where we were, and ...
— Court Life in China • Isaac Taylor Headland

... table-wine, I think" said the artist, refilling his tumbler, and then proceeding with his sketch, which was a rough likeness, in black chalk, of the ...
— Vivian Grey • The Earl of Beaconsfield

... seeing the tears refilling her eyes, he hastily pulled out his handkerchief again and wiped them as they fell, saying, "But if you cannot—if you cannot (don't cry so fast!)—if you cannot, then give me your key (dear Jennifer, please dry up!) to Gillian's Well-House, ...
— Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard • Eleanor Farjeon

... to the realms of bliss, that I might not be able to discern her when I had shaken off the incumbrance of an earthly body, and was at liberty to pursue, I seized a flask, and pouring out the water with a hand trembling with anxiety, drank off a glass. I was hastily refilling it, when the gurgling sound struck upon the ears of my companions, who rushing down like the fainting animals who hear the music of the fountain in the desert, poured tumultuously into the cabin, and in spite of all my remonstrances to leave me sufficient for the completion of my ...
— The Pacha of Many Tales • Captain Frederick Marryat

... at a club of brother artists "over the water;" and in their company he enjoyed many a pleasant hour. His days were spent at his easel. They were occasionally varied by long walks into the country near London, for the purpose of refilling ...
— James Nasmyth's Autobiography • James Nasmyth

... through Harriet's veins like a poison of joy. So long as a single human being expresses faith in us, what matters an unbelieving world? Harriet regularly visited Miss Anna to hear these maddening syllables. She called for them as for the refilling of a prescription, which she preferred to get fresh every time rather than take home once for all and ...
— The Mettle of the Pasture • James Lane Allen

... that pinfeather person," remarked the Old Cattleman, while refilling his pipe, "four days after that pinfeather person gains Old Man Enright's consent to make use of Wolfville as a pivotal p'int in a elopement, him an' his loved one comes bulgin' into camp. They floats ...
— Wolfville Nights • Alfred Lewis

... comes along, when they call a truce and both chase him. And the vegetation is so thick and grows so quickly that you have to cut down the jungle about the workings every few days or so to avoid being swamped by it. Otherwise," finished Hank, refilling his pipe and lighting it, "the place is a pretty good ...
— The Coming of Bill • P. G. Wodehouse

... custard sauce—and Miss Judith was immediately busy refilling a half dozen dishes all proffered her at once. Agony made a mental note that Miss Judith had made no comment whatever upon Jane Pratt, although she had evidently been in camp the year before, and she drew her ...
— The Campfire Girls at Camp Keewaydin • Hildegard G. Frey

... sitting round drinking saki, and occasionally filling their small pipes. Their method of smoking, like all the rest of their habits, is remarkably peculiar; for, after inhaling a few whiffs, the smoker invariably knocks out the half-consumed remnant on the 'chebache,' and, presently refilling, commences another pipe, and so on, two or three times in succession, rarely troubling himself about the ashes of the last, which the slightest current of air may carry unperceived to ...
— Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs • J. M. W. Silver

... men looked at Enoch expectantly. "In other words," said Enoch, refilling his pipe, "you two fellows are off for the kind of a trip you don't want an utter stranger in on. Well, ...
— The Enchanted Canyon • Honore Willsie Morrow



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