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pneumatic trough

noun, Chemistry.
a trough filled with liquid, especially water, for collecting gases in bell jars or the like by displacement.
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1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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pneumatic trough

(chem) a shallow dishlike vessel filled with a liquid, usually water, and used in collecting gases by displacement of liquid from a filled jar held with its open end under the surface of the liquid
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