Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In founding, a hollow core placed inside the mold, within which a current of cold water can be made to pass to absorb the heat and hasten the cooling of the casting: used especially to cool the bore of cast guns.
- n. In some forms of car-axle, a quantity of water in a hermetically closed cavity, intended to take up heat from the journals.
- n. A blemish, common in some varieties of the apple, in which the flesh about the core assumes a watery, translucent appearance.
“Northern-Spy apple, or a Golden Pippin with a water-core, or a juicy and buttery Bartlett pear fresh from the tree.”
“The reader will now ask me about the water-core apples, so much sought and prized by youngsters.”
“The water-core is not characteristic of a variety, although occurring in some varieties more frequently than in others.”
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