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Florence flask

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Florence flask Same as Betty n., 3.
    • Florence flask See under Flask.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Florence flask a narrow-necked globular glass bottle of thin glass, as those in which olive-oil is brought from Italy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Florence in Italy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flasce; Ger. flasche; prob. not Teut. acc. to Diez, but from Low L. flasco—L. vasculum, a flask.

Usage

In literature:

Do you know that I fear my whole chest of Florence is turned sour, at least the two first flasks were so, and hardly drinkable.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
The oil put into Florence flasks is of the latter kind.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 443, June 28, 1884" by Various
In chemistry it is the Florence oil flask used for evaporation.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Observe, that this Florence flask is about half full of water, and the upper half of invisible vapour, the water being in the act of boiling.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Florence came running with the flask, which was full of brandy.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Imagine someone dropping milligram-sized pellets of the metal into an ordinary Florence flask.
"Fifty Per Cent Prophet" by Gordon Randall Garrett
As relates to outline, this hydatid bears no small resemblance to a Florence flask.
"A Treatise on Sheep:" by Ambrose Blacklock
Her mother, feeling sure that I would pay the bill, had ordered an excellent supper for four, and several flasks of the best Florence wine.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. IV (of VI), "Adventures In The South" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
A simple experiment with the boiling of water in a Florence flask is always interesting, and from it one gains practical knowledge.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
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