from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mech.: A quantity of oil in a cup or receptacle, such as a gear-case or engine-case, into which a running part of a mechanism dips, carrying or throwing oil to other parts.
- n. The vat or vessel filled with oil in which pieces of steel are dipped in oil-tempering.
- n. A stream of oil directed upon a tool that is cutting steel.
- n. In physical, a vessel containing oil, in which an object, as a resistance-coil or the bulb of a thermometer, the temperature of which is to be held constant, is submerged.
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