Drinking bowl vs water-through

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Sandra1303, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Sandra1303 Senior Member

    Ukraine - Ukrainian
    I wonder if there are any differences between these two words:"drinking bowl and waterthrough".Is "waterthrough" used only on a farm for cattle?Thanks a lot
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2016
  2. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    "drinking bowl and water-through trough"

    A drinking bowl is a small bowl usually used by pets - dogs, cats, etc. You could lift it easily with one hand.
    A water-trough (or, simply, 'trough') is a large container for water usually used by farm animals - cattle, horses, sheep, etc.

    Drinking bowl:

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    Water-trough

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  3. Florentia52

    Florentia52 Modwoman in the attic

    Wisconsin
    English - United States
    I've never heard of a water trough being used for anything other than livestock, but if you think you've seen it used that way, please provide the complete sentence and some context, so we have a specific example to discuss.

    [Cross-postsed with PaulQ]
     

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