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  • adj. Having valves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a valve or valves; valvate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a valve or valves, in any sense; valvate; valvular.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of brass instruments) having valves


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  • There was air there, valved in under pressure so she could not flow through the tube; if she tried it, she would merely encounter an otherwise sealed tank.

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  • A nagging thought, yes; but the cultural tremors seem much less than those that occurred when, say, European performance practice experienced the technological shift to valved brass instruments — the boom boxes of their times.

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  • # I like to use the old electric fryingpan of the solid variety, with valved pyrex lid because it slow cooks well.

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  • The skinsuit obviuosly cost considerably more than the schrader-valved steed he is astride.

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  • I put in a valved one and give the impatiens a good soaking once a week.

    Fountain sludge

  • I'm pretty sure Brahms wrote the Horn Trio one of the pieces on the program Kozinn reviewed for Natur-horn, though the valved horn was already in general use; I'm told the part avoids accidentals that a Natur-horn can't produce.

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  • I believe at least two of the four parts in the Konzertstück were written for some early valved horn.

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  • The Bramah and a number of rip-offs would become the main design in valved water closets for the next sixty years.


  • Before they had reached the double-valved door at the other end, Conan had mounted the outer steps and was in the hall behind them.

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  • He traversed this in a twilight dimness, and at the other end passed through great double-valved bronze doors which stood partly open, as they might have stood for centuries.

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