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storm glass

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Definition of storm glass in English:

noun

historical
A sealed tube containing a liquid, the clarity of which was thought to change when storms approach.
Example sentences
  • Observing the liquid in the storm glass was supposed to indicate changes in the weather.
  • If the liquid in this storm glass is clear, the weather should be bright and clear.
  • The first storm glasses likely appeared around 1750, but their first documented shipboard use dates to the Beagle's famed 1831-36 circumnavigation.

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