from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hermetically sealed tube containing an alcoholic solution of camphor, together with crystals of nitrate of potash and ammonium chlorid: so named because an increase in the amount of the precipitate was supposed to indicate the approach of stormy weather.


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  • The storm-glass became much troubled and its movements were most disquieting.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • There were arms of the chase and of war; fishing appliances; electric lights; instruments of observation, compasses, and sextants for checking the course, thermometers for studying the temperature, different barometers, some for estimating the heights attained, others for indicating the variations of atmospheric pressure; a storm-glass for forecasting tempests; a small library;

    Robur the Conqueror

  • He pointed to a storm-glass, which was certainly as clear as crystal.

    Lin McLean

  • Over the writing-table was a barometer and a storm-glass, while to the left a cosy corner extended round to the fireplace.

    The Doctor of Pimlico Being the Disclosure of a Great Crime

  • "Don't go, dear Martin," she said, with her hand upon my shoulder; "the storm-glass is as troubled as it can be, and the wind is veering round to the west.

    The Doctor's Dilemma

  • "To-morrow," said Martin one night, after scanning the sunset, the sky, and the storm-glass, "if you can be up at five o'clock, we will cross to

    The Doctor's Dilemma


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