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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flask  \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}, 
  {Flasket}.] 
  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 
 
  {Erlenmeyer  flask},  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 
 
  {Florence  flask}.  [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 
  solutions. 
 
  {Pocket  flask},  a  kind  of  pocket  dram  bottle,  often  covered 
  with  metal  or  leather  to  protect  it  from  breaking. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flask 
  n  1:  has  a  narrow  neck 
  2:  the  quantity  a  flask  will  hold  [syn:  {flaskful}] 




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