Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device for admitting air to a vessel when liquid is to be drawn out, or for allowing gases to escape.

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Examples

  • Thus it is developed by blowing air over glass, and the hydro-electric machine, one of the most effective means of generating electricity we possess, owes its surprising energy to the friction of globules of water against the sides of the vent-cock of a steam-boiler.

    Religion and Chemistry

  • [*] This machine consists simply of a small steam-boiler insulated on glass pillars, having a peculiarly-constructed vent-cock and provided with suitable metallic conductors for receiving the electricity.

    Religion and Chemistry

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