from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A polarimeter that indicates the concentration of sugar in a solution.
- n. An instrument that determines the concentration of sugar in a fermenting solution from carbon dioxide measurements.
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- n. A polarimeter used to measure the sugar content of a liquid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of saccharine matter in any solution, as the juice of a plant, or brewers' and distillers' worts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An optical instrument used to determine the quantity of sugar in a solution.
- n. A hydrometer for testing saccharine solutions, used by brewers; a saccharometer.
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Any cider that will grade 18 or 24 with the saccharimeter in the fall of the year, when it is made, will make good vinegar.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
Kennedy had finished adjusting another instrument which was much like the saccharimeter, only more complicated, when the racing of an engine outside announced the arrival of the party in one of the police department cars.
It was just a bit, but he dissolved it in some liquid from a bottle on the table, filled one of the clean glass tubes, capped the open end, and placed this tube in the saccharimeter where the first one I noticed had been.
The saccharimeter had opened the first rift in the haze that surrounded the case.
"It is a saccharimeter," explained Kennedy, also looking at it,
Small wonder, then, when French boffin Jean-Baptiste Biot inventor of the saccharimeter for measuring the sweetness of molasses, who calculated the speed of sound through air and sewage pipes and who thought Newton was the bee’s knees turned up in Cambridge, he and George had a bit of a calculus contretemps.