[ noun ] a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir

Used in print

(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)

`` Sometimes we 'd have trouble persuading her to make tax-exempt charitable contributions , and I 've known her to quarrel with a plumber over a bill for fixing a faucet ; the next moment she 'd put another half million into the scholarship fund or thirty_thousand into something as impractical as this unfortunate Johnston affair .