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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mechanical device, forming part of the mechanism of a prepayment gas-meter, by which the number of cubic feet of gas delivered for a coin of a certain size placed in the slot is adjusted to the price the gas is sold at in the district.


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