glittering from head to foot with large diamonds of the first water
The Crows and Blackfeet, upon the whole, are enemies worthy of each other, being rogues and ruffians of the first water
In that sorry house it looked as out of place as a diamond of the first water
in a setting of brass.
my friend, you are not only a herculean topographer, you are, still further, a dialectician of the first water
It is a gem of the first water
which Concord wears in her coronet.
Dave's just an all-round genius-- a genius of the first water
, gentlemen; a great scientist running to seed here in this village, a prophet with the kind of honor that prophets generally get at home--for here they don't give shucks for his scientifics, and they call his skull a notion factory--hey, Dave, ain't it so?
To have painted the sordid facts of their lives, and they throughout invoking the death's head apparition of the family gentility to come and scare their benefactors, would have made Young John a satirist of the first water
This was manifestly a prig of the first water
, and there was no use arguing with him.
In so doing, however, she unintentionally let fall about five hundred diamonds of the first water
, together with a thousand great pearls, and two thousand emeralds, rubies, sapphires, opals, and topazes, to which she had helped herself out of the king's strong box.
The man might have been a minor poet instead of an athlete of the first water
He was the chief legislative analyst for the City Council at the time of the first water
rate hike controversy.
The origin of the term is from jewellery where stones such as diamonds, are graded in waters first water, second water, etc with a stone of the first water
TradeUsa and SSWM took delivery of the first water
Even Nixon, like Davis, an attack politician of the first water
, understood that the public will respond to patriotic themes of economic sacrifice.
PSW issued a similar water quality report to its customers in 1998 -- a year ahead of the EPA regulation -- and was recognized then by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as being one of the first water
companies in the state to issue a water quality report.