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weatherglass

[weth -er-glas, -glahs] /ˈwɛð ərˌglæs, -ˌglɑs/
noun
1.
any of various instruments, as a barometer or a hygroscope, designed to indicate the state of the atmosphere.
Origin of weatherglass
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; weather + glass
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  • A novel is like a weatherglass,—where the man appears out at one time, the woman at another.

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for weatherglass

weatherglass

/ˈwɛðəˌɡlɑːs/
noun
1.
(not in technical use) any of various instruments, esp a barometer, that measure atmospheric conditions
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