bell jar


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bell jar a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bell jar (Phys) A glass vessel, varying in size, open at the bottom and closed at the top like a bell, and having a knob or handle at the top for lifting it. It is used for a great variety of purposes; as, with the air pump, and for holding gases, also for keeping the dust from articles exposed to view.
    • Bell jar See in the Vocabulary.
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In literature:

The whole of this registering apparatus was enclosed under a glass bell-jar (g).
"The Problems of Psychical Research" by Hereward Carrington
I had scarcely drawn my stick from the umbrella-jar when the bell rang once again.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
Slightly jarred, he realized it and pulled the bell again.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Cover the cultivations with the bell jar.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Mariamne's jarring voice seemed louder than the bells.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
In the very middle of the bell-jar of visibility granted them all at once, stood a black rectangular object.
"Equation of Doom" by Gerald Vance
Some ants' nests were placed under a bell jar and supplied with leaves; they made no use of them and presently died.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
On his desk was a bell jar.
"Thompson's Cat" by Robert Moore Williams
They have tested it, and it cannot be jarred down or turned in any way except by means of the bell.
"The Blind Man's Eyes" by William MacHarg
At four bells in the morning watch on July 23d, while we were still in the ice-field, there was a jar and a crash.
"Harper's Round Table, August 27, 1895" by Various

In news:

The Bell Jar (1963) By Sylvia Plath.
Jars of freshly packed goat cheese await shrink wrapping at Belle Chevre in Elkmont AL.
David Crowder hosting church music gig, featuring Jars of Clay, Rob Bell, Giglio, more.
The Bell Jar (1963) By Sylvia Plath .
TWC INVAC of Warsaw, Poland, received an order from the government of Turkey for a high-temperature bell jar sintering furnace.
Flowers from all over her Blue Bell neighborhood as a little girl, arranging them in water-filled jelly jars, and proudly presenting them to the very people whose gardens she'd just raided.
You can keep dishware on a dining-room side table, protected from dust and mischievous cats, on covered cake stands and under bell jars and cloches (the glass domes gardeners use to protect plants from the cold).
2 large red bell peppers (or 3/4 cup finely diced jarred roasted red bell peppers, if you prefer).