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tank

 [tank]
an artificial receptacle for liquids.
Hubbard tank a tank in which exercises may be performed under water; see also hubbard tank.

tank

(tank),
A device made to receive and/or hold liquids.
References in classic literature ?
A hundred and fifty feet aft down the flat-topped tunnel of the tanks a violet light, restless and irresolute.
"Nothing but the midship tanks, and they're none too tight.
A crash and a splash told Mowgli that Bagheera had fought his way to the tank where the monkeys could not follow.
All that while the fight with Baloo went on, and the monkeys yelled in the tank round Bagheera, and Mang the Bat, flying to and fro, carried the news of the great battle over the jungle, till even Hathi the Wild Elephant trumpeted, and, far away, scattered bands of the Monkey-Folk woke and came leaping along the tree-roads to help their comrades in the Cold Lairs, and the noise of the fight roused all the day birds for miles round.
Shot after shot tore past or into us, but by a miracle neither Woola nor I was hit, nor were the after tanks punctured.
Already the air tanks were at low ebb--there was barely enough of the precious gases to sustain us for another twelve hours.
"Ay tank," said Sven Anderssen, "it blow purty soon purty hard," and then he turned and left the cabin.
"I looked at the tank while you were out of the room," said Magdalen.
"Ay never tank Ay see my wife never again," he confessed.
And therefore,' he continued, leaping from his stool, and giving Bob such a dig in the waistcoat that he staggered back into the Tank again;' and therefore I am about to raise your salary.'
At such moments I have compelled myself to remember her score of forty-seven coins from the bottom of the swimming tank. But that was she, the everlasting, wonder of a woman who did all things well.
Here a fire burned and enabled him to keep water unfrozen in a canvas tank. He squatted over the tank and began to wash.