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glass tank

a reverberatory furnace in which glass is melted directly under the flames. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The glass tank was then of good size for the purpose for which it was designed.

  • Doubtless she could rival him, but she never did—at least, in the glass tank.

  • I went to the glass tank upon the table while the Doctor grabbed a note-book and a pencil.

  • Perhaps you have watched an open Anemone in a pool, or in a glass tank, and seen it at its meals.

    On the Seashore

    R. Cadwallader Smith
  • When in a state of tranquillity, the Eledone clung to the sides of the glass tank in which it was kept.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • Some of them were gathered about the wagon containing the glass tank in which Benny, the "human fish," had done his act.

  • There was considerably more room than in his glass tank, and he did several of his tricks.

  • He had on his fish suit and, moving slowly in order not to alarm the sea-lion, Joe went into the glass tank with her.

  • It was deeper than he had ever gone down before—five times as deep as his glass tank in the circus.

  • If a number of very young Herrings or Eels were placed in a glass tank of sea-water, you would have a hard task to find them.

    Within the Deep R. Cadwallader Smith

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