One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A body of naturally hot water, typically formed by a thermal spring.‘the hot pools in the middle of the bush are a favourite winter spot’
- ‘At the northern edge of the park you can view an area of geothermal action with hot pools, boiling mud and clouds of steam.’
- ‘There's sulphur in the air and, on top of a rock buttress that rises almost sheer from the Hurunui River, I'm bathing naked in a wild hot pool.’
- ‘And who could believe that soaking in the natural spring hot pools is free too.’
- ‘The hot pools attract a lot of trampers so there is a large hut there.’
- ‘It is not known which of the hot pools the boy fell into.’
- ‘The one activity that everyone enjoyed was swimming/soaking, so a daily pilgrimage to a hot pool was made.’
- ‘Spent the day at the hot pools today.’
- ‘They were talking about painter and poet who drowned in a hot pool in Rotorua.’
- ‘The controlled operation will help protect campers and holidaymakers from loose rocks falling towards the Mount Maunganui hot pools and motor camp this summer.’
- ‘But after an afternoon on the slopes sitting, naked, in an outdoor hot pool under a clear night sky with snow all around is pretty perfect.’
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