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    Default Waterspot can't be found ???

    Do you think it is strange that this common word can't be found in some dictionaries either American Heritage or Cambridge.

    By the way, is there such a word called ' quitshow ' ?

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    You're certainly right about that. Wow. Interesting, isn't it?

    My "Oxford Dictionary of Current English" doesn't even have it. Hmm.
    But, if you check the 4th edition of the American Heritage, you'll find the following entry:

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

    watersport

    SYLLABICATION: wa·ter·sport
    PRONUNCIATION: wôtr-spôrt, -sprt, wtr-
    NOUN: A sport played or undertaken on or in the water, as swimming, snorkeling, or surfing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    You're certainly right about that. Wow. Interesting, isn't it?

    My "Oxford Dictionary of Current English" doesn't even have it. Hmm.
    But, if you check the 4th edition of the American Heritage, you'll find the following entry:

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

    watersport

    SYLLABICATION: wa·ter·sport
    PRONUNCIATION: wôtr-spôrt, -sprt, wtr-
    NOUN: A sport played or undertaken on or in the water, as swimming, snorkeling, or surfing.
    I mean ' waterspot ' not ' watersport ' :P . It is supposed to be a water mark left on something after being washed :)

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    :)

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea






    :)

    :D
    Not a serious overlook, take it easy. To err is human :)

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    Cambridge online doesn't have it.
    Dictionary.com doesn't have it.
    Bartelby doesn't have it.
    MSN doesn't have it.
    My Collins dictionary doesn't have it.


    I could only find one entry, at M-W:

    Main Entry: water spot
    Function: noun
    Date: 1939
    : a physiological disorder of citrus fruits in the rainy season in which the epidermal air spaces of the rind become filled with liquid


    What makes you think it's a common word?? Where did you hear it? :confused:

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    Maybe the reason it's not there is because it's two words, not one:

    water spot, an adjective plus a noun (?) It's a guess :)

    Example:

    "Your glass left a ring (water spot) on my wooden coffee table."

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    Cambridge online doesn't have it.
    Dictionary.com doesn't have it.
    Bartelby doesn't have it.
    MSN doesn't have it.
    My Collins dictionary doesn't have it.


    I could only find one entry, at M-W:

    Main Entry: water spot
    Function: noun
    Date: 1939
    : a physiological disorder of citrus fruits in the rainy season in which the epidermal air spaces of the rind become filled with liquid


    What makes you think it's a common word?? Where did you hear it? :confused:
    http://www.englishdaily626.com/ads-febreze.html

    I got it from ' Febreze ' advertisement, but when I tried to retrieve it from history. I couldn't locate the page anymore. By the way I've already copied the sentences to the above link. It even uses it as a verb. Strange to me.

    ( can I say copy the ' wording ' ?

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    From OneLook.com

    General (1 matching dictionary)

    - water spot : Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 10th Edition

    Business (1 matching dictionary)

    - Water Spot : Homeglossary.com
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    http://www.yourwebassistant.net/glos...htm#water_spot

    Water Spot
    Spot remaining on a surface after water has dissolved leaving minerals behind.

    At last, I got the great explantion from the above link as what Red 5 recommended. :)

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