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disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation

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But Old Jeff Hooker he throwed cold water on the whole business when we got to his blacksmith shop and told him what we come for.
And he flung the watch down, and sprang out of bed, and had a cold bath, and washed himself, and dressed himself, and shaved himself in cold water because there was not time to wait for the hot, and then rushed and had another look at the watch.
The speeches, judging from the little I could hear of them, were certainly adapted to the occasion, as having that degree of relationship to cold water which wet blankets may claim: but the main thing was the conduct and appearance of the audience throughout the day; and that was admirable and full of promise.
Dummling asked him what he was taking to heart so sorely, and he answered: 'I have such a great thirst and cannot quench it; cold water I cannot stand, a barrel of wine I have just emptied, but that to me is like a drop on a hot stone
Shuan being dead) were now shut in the fore-part of the ship and condemned to what they hated most -- cold water.
My girl's words fell upon me like a splash of cold water.
As for my mother, when we had carried her up to the hamlet, a little cold water and salts and that soon brought her back again, and she was none the worse for her terror, though she still continued to deplore the balance of the money.
The niece said the same, and, more: "You must know, Master Nicholas"- for that was the name of the barber- "it was often my uncle's way to stay two days and nights together poring over these unholy books of misventures, after which he would fling the book away and snatch up his sword and fall to slashing the walls; and when he was tired out he would say he had killed four giants like four towers; and the sweat that flowed from him when he was weary he said was the blood of the wounds he had received in battle; and then he would drink a great jug of cold water and become calm and quiet, saying that this water was a most precious potion which the sage Esquife, a great magician and friend of his, had brought him.
By this time, he is exasperated to such frenzy, that they are sometimes obliged to throw cold water on him, to moderate his fury; and dangerous would it be, for horse and rider, were he, while in this paroxysm, to break his bonds.
Sowerberry: speaking as well as she could, through a deficiency of breath, and a sufficiency of cold water, which Noah had poured over her head and shoulders.
However, some further reading on the subject revealed an array of other potential reasons for the mood-boosting effects of cold water swimming.
If you can do it regularly enough to become acclimatised, cold water is like the bite of an apple, the clear song of a bird, the shine of silver on your body and lightning through your brain.
Due to the fact that the cold water pressure is higher that the hot one, there is a flow from the cold water pipeline to the hot water pipeline, which results in cold water flowing," the statement said.
For natural breeding of fish, the storage capacity of cold water in KP is 2,216 hectares, semi-warm water capacity is 402 hectares and warm water capacity is about 3,744 hectares respectively.
Taking a cold shower in the morning, and  feeling cold water pour down over our body seems more horrifying than soothing.