storm glass


noun

a sealed tube containing a solution supposed to change in appearance according to the weather

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Example sentences from the Web for storm glass

  • He pointed to a storm-glass, which was certainly as clear as crystal.

    Lin McLean|Owen Wister
  • In every one of these changes the liquid in the storm-glass is passive; it is changed and waits until it is changed again.

  • Over the writing-table was a barometer and a storm-glass, while to the left a cosy corner extended round to the fireplace.

    The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
  • A storm-glass or barometer will keep you posted 24 to 36 hours before any weather change.