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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tube of thick glass originally closed at one end and, after the introduction of liquid reagents, closed also, by fusion, at the other. On cautiously heating such a tube interaction of its contents may be brought about at a much higher temperature than would be possible in an open vessel and therefore under ordinary atmospheric pressure.
  • n. The brass, or German silver, or highly elastic steel tube used in the Bourdon pressure-gage.

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