Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having low volatility and a high boiling point. Used of gasoline.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[low + (high)-test.]

Examples

  • In 1956, the Amy Vanderbilt etiquette column recommended them as a low-test way for partygoers to have a drink without ending up too far in their cups.

    No Kidding, It's Good

  • There are a lot of people here with whom we look forward to enjoying a sarsaparilla (adult or low-test, as one prefers) in the years ahead.

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  • There are a lot of people here with whom we look forward to enjoying a sarsaparilla (adult or low-test, as one prefers) in the years ahead.

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  • There are a lot of people here with whom we look forward to enjoying a sarsaparilla (adult or low-test, as one prefers) in the years ahead.

    Page 3

  • There are a lot of people here with whom we look forward to enjoying a sarsaparilla (adult or low-test, as one prefers) in the years ahead.

    Page 3

  • There are a lot of people here with whom we look forward to enjoying a sarsaparilla (adult or low-test, as one prefers) in the years ahead.

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  • Even more alarming than the low-test scores was the fact that those who took the test had several years of experience in the position and were considered to be proficient.

    VA's Flawed Plan

  • There are a lot of people here with whom we look forward to enjoying a sarsaparilla (adult or low-test, as one prefers) in the years ahead.

    Page 3

  • There are a lot of people here with whom we look forward to enjoying a sarsaparilla (adult or low-test, as one prefers) in the years ahead.

    Page 3

  • There are a lot of people here with whom we look forward to enjoying a sarsaparilla (adult or low-test, as one prefers) in the years ahead.

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