Origin of thermos
Examples from the Web for thermos
Even the humble espresso machine got bad press, despite being the size of a thermos cup and brought as a joke.
Back at the cabin we sit together on a log near the porch and drink bourbon and ice water out of the Thermos cap.Pete Dexter’s Indelible Portrait of Author Norman Maclean|Pete Dexter|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She once hit him over the head with a thermos in the back of a car because he was acting up so badly on a road trip.Meghan McCain on Her Grandmother Roberta McCain’s 100th Birthday|Meghan McCain|February 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She does not drink water, only red wine from Domaine Tempier, Champagne, and a thermos of tisane before bed.
Once Dot drank some water from the thermos bottle and reminded Linda of hers.Linda Carlton's Island Adventure|Edith Lavell
Why, Carolyn took the thermos bottle and the coffee to the boat, for the man if he should want anything more.Betty Lee, Senior|Harriet Pyne Grove
Foster reached forward and took a thermos bottle, his partner seized another.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
Finally Bob sat back, a sandwich in one hand, a cup of steaming coffee out of the thermos bottle in the other.Famous Flyers|David Goodger (email@example.com)
Bob unpacked the sandwiches and the thermos bottle of hot chocolate.The Story of Sugar|Sara Ware Bassett
British Dictionary definitions for thermos
Word Origin and History for thermos
trademark registered in Britain 1907, invented by Sir James Dewar (patented 1904 but not named then), from Greek thermos "hot" (see thermal). Dewar built the first one in 1892, but it was first manufactured commercially in Germany in 1904, when two glass blowers formed Thermos GmbH. Supposedly the company sponsored a contest to name the thing, and a Munich resident won with a submission of Thermos.