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- n. Plural form of penetrometer.
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Pears are picked using precision calibrated ripeness gauges called penetrometers or potentiometers.
Dr Anderson pecked out the reference on his portable keyboard, and slowly read off: "Mark V penetrometers, Quantity three."
As pure fluorine was about the most vicious substance known to man, it was high on the list of prohibited materials - but, like the rockets which drove the penetrometers down to their targets, it was essential for the mission.