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Water house vs Watering house

water housea building in which water is retained in a reservoir:

  • They have no water but what is forced from a deep well into a waterhouse, whence they are furnished by pipes.

watering house—(UK hist.) a pub providing water for horses and refreshments for travelers:

  • Travelers would stop at these “watering houses” to quench their own and their animals thirst.