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Definition: Florence flask
, n. [AS. flasce, flaxe; akin to D. flesch, OHG.
flasca, G. flasche, Icel. & Sw. flaska, Dan. flaske, OF.
flasche, LL. flasca, flasco; of uncertain origin; cf. L.
vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel, Gr. ?, ?, ?. Cf. Flagon
1. A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a
flask of oil or wine.
2. A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various
purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of
wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat
water in, etc.
3. A bed in a gun carriage. [Obs.] --Bailey.
4. (Founding) The wooden or iron frame which holds the sand,
etc., forming the mold used in a foundry; it consists of
two or more parts; viz., the cope or top; sometimes, the
cheeks, or middle part; and the drag, or bottom part. When
there are one or more cheeks, the flask is called a three
part flask, four part flask, etc.
, a thin glass flask, flat-bottomed and
cone-shaped to allow of safely shaking its contents
laterally without danger of spilling; -- so called from
Erlenmeyer, a German chemist who invented it.
. [From Florence in Italy.]
(a) Same as Betty
, n., 3.
(b) A glass flask, round or pear-shaped, with round or
flat bottom, and usually very thin to allow of heating
, a kind of pocket dram bottle, often covered
with metal or leather to protect it from breaking.
, n. [From the city of Florence: cf. F.
florence a kind of cloth, OF. florin.]
1. An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six
shillings sterling value. --Camden.
2. A kind of cloth. --Johnson.
. See under Flask
, olive oil prepared in Florence.
1. [Supposed to be a cant word, from Betty, for Elizabeth, as
such an instrument is also called Bess (i. e., Elizabeth)
in the Canting Dictionary of 1725, and Jenny (i. e.,
Jane).] A short bar used by thieves to wrench doors open.
[Written also bettee
The powerful betty, or the artful picklock.
2. [Betty, nickname for Elizabeth.] A name of contempt given
to a man who interferes with the duties of women in a
household, or who occupies himself with womanish matters.
3. A pear-shaped bottle covered round with straw, in which
olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; -- called by
chemists a Florence flask
. [U. S.] --Bartlett.