Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bladder formed in the fronds of certain Phæophyceæ, or brown algæ (Fucus, Ascophyllum, Sargassum, etc.), which serves to float the plant in the water and possibly assists fertilization. Also air-bladder and airresicle.

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Examples

  • Evans 'machine provided with a tin air-float to which was attached a filter bag containing the coffee; Jones' apparatus, a pumping percolator; Parker's steam-fountain coffee maker, which forced the hot water upward through the ground coffee; Platow's patent filter, previously mentioned, a single vacuum glass percolator in combination with an urn; Brain's vacuum or pneumatic filter employing a "muslin, linen or shamoy leather filter" and an exhausting pump, designed for kitchen use; and Palmer's and Beart's pneumatic filtering machines of similar construction.

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