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huddling-chamber

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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A space in which a fluid gathers; specifically, an annular space under the projecting collar of a pop safety-valve, in which the steam collects as soon as the valve opens at all and, by thrusting on the ring, forces the valve open wider and holds it open until the pressure drops. See safety-valve.

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