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Waterworks (The)

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The shedding of tears. Many other meanings also.

“‘Oh, miss, I never thought to have seen this day,ʹ and the waterworks began to play.”—Thackeray.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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