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  • æolipile Archaic form of aeolipile. (noun) - A round, hollow metallic ball having a neck with a slender pipe opening to the ball which, being partly filled with water and laid on the fire, the steam or vaporous air is forced out with great noise and violence. It is used to blow the fire, and in Italy as a cure for smoky chimneys.

    --John Coxe's Philadelphia Medical Dictionary, 1817

    January 14, 2018