- a large glass bottle protected by basketwork or a wooden box, used especially for holding corrosive liquids.
Origin of carboy
1705–15; < Persian qarāba(h) < Arabic qarrābah big jug
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Examples from the Web for carboy
But in his carboy was a fresh tiger bone, acquired recently.China Is Brewing Wine From Tiger Bones
July 22, 2014
"I did not think they were quite so bold as this," said Dr. Carboy.
"It is a very foolish movement on their part," added Dr. Carboy.
"We will all be pious for a day or two, till Carboy closes his eyes," said Little.
"It is all up with us," said Mr. Carboy, the mate, as he dropped the halyard.The Coming Wave
"Mr. Carboy," he said in a voice that needed roughage badly.The Man Who Played to Lose
Laurence Mark Janifer
- a large glass or plastic bottle, usually protected by a basket or box, used for containing corrosive liquids such as acids
C18: from Persian qarāba
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Word Origin and History for carboy
"large globular bottle covered with basketwork," 1753, probably ultimately from Persian qarabah "large flagon."
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