barometer-tube love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The glass tube, hermetically sealed at the top, within which the mercurial column of a barometer is contained.
  • n. An area in which the current barometric pressure is decidedly above the normal value for that place and date.
  • n. An area in which the current barometric pressure is decidedly below the normal value for that place and date.

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Examples

  • At the same moment the professor manipulated another valve, intently watching the barometer-tube meanwhile; and presently it became apparent that the descending movement had ceased, and that the _Flying Fish_ was hanging suspended in mid-air, about a thousand feet below the vast cloud-veil that now obscured the heavens.

    With Airship and Submarine A Tale of Adventure

  • All at once the blood dropped out of her cheeks as the mercury drops from a broken barometer-tube, and she melted away from her seat like an image of snow; a slung-shot could not have brought her down better.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

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