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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The trade-name of a special form of thermo-electric battery, with automatic control of the supply of gas used for heating the alternate junctions. The opening and closing of the gas-valve is effected by the contraction and expansion of the frame that supports the battery.


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