American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An instrument, such as a barometer, designed to indicate changes in atmospheric conditions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument dessigned to indicate the state of the atmosphere. This word is commonly applied to the barometer, but also to other instruments for measuring atmospheric changes and indicating the state of the weather, as the thermometer and various kinds of hygroscopes.
- n. An instrument to indicate the state of the atmosphere, especially changes of atmospheric pressure, and hence changes of weather, such as a barometer or baroscope.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An instrument to indicate the state of the atmosphere, especially changes of atmospheric pressure, and hence changes of weather, as a barometer or baroscope.
- n. a simple barometer for indicating changes in atmospheric pressure
- weather + glass (Wiktionary)
“The still air was being stirred now by a strangely warm wind and every look at the weatherglass confirmed that the mercury shrank inside its four-foot tube.”
“Madame Fosco was alone in the hall looking at the weatherglass.”
“If a bed-ridden meteorologist is told that it rains, he may or he may not receive the fact from the force of testimony; but he will certainly be more prëdisposed to receive it, if he finds that his weatherglass is falling rather than rising.”
“A novel is like a weatherglass, -- where the man appears out at one time, the woman at another.”
“And out toward the old Ice House (now the Art Barn) are the rocks with the best view of the pounding surf and small clots of scarlet pimpernel tucked in, operating as the "poor man's weatherglass".”
“Lord M. and I met with considerable feeling on both sides, and all our feuds were forgotten and forgiven; I conclude so at least, because one or two people, whom I know to be sharp observers of the weatherglass on occasion of such squalls, have been earnest with me to meet Lord M. at parties -- which I am well assured they would not have been (had I been”
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