Origin of stopcock
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As long as the stopcock is closed the water cannot rise in the inner tube.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
At the bottom of the drum there is a stopcock to let off the condensed water.
The plug is now inserted in the stopcock, and turned with a gentle pressure.Laboratory Manual of Glass-Blowing
Francis C. Frary
When the outer door was open, I opened the stopcock and shut the door.Space Tug
The pipes are provided with a stopcock and their mouths are closed by a cap.
- a valve used to control or stop the flow of a fluid in a pipe
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