from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of several diverticula of the paunch of the camel, serving to store up water. See water-bag, 1.
  • n. A voltaic cell in which the liquid is pure water.


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  • Presently, however, if you are watching a piece of this living leaf in a flat water-cell under the microscope, you will see the slit slowly open, and begin to turn as it were inside out, exactly like the finger of a glove, which has been pushed in at the tip, gradually rises up when you put your finger inside it.

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky


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