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spinthariscopes

Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of spinthariscope.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Eager to see this new world for themselves, people purchased small brass eyepieces called spinthariscopes, named for the Greek word for spark.

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  • Anyway, when I wrote an article about spinthariscopes for my Popular Science column, I needed a way to show in print what the inside of a spinthariscope looks like.

    Wolfram Blog : A Thousand Points of Light

  • Modern uranium ore or americium button-based spinthariscopes are not dangerously radioactive and the sources are well sealed, but still.

    Wolfram Blog : A Thousand Points of Light

  • Which I swear is what I remember seeing in real spinthariscopes until someone pointed out that of course at those dim light levels you can’t see color at all.

    Wolfram Blog : A Thousand Points of Light

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  • *hands dc an ice cube*

    February 12, 2009

  • I just bit my tongue trying to pronounce this word...

    February 11, 2009