• WordNet 3.6
    • n carboy a large bottle for holding corrosive liquids; usually cushioned in a special container
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Carboy kär"boi A large, globular glass bottle, esp. one of green glass, inclosed in basket work or in a box, for protection; -- used commonly for carrying corrosive liquids; as sulphuric acid, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carboy A demijohn.
    • n carboy A large globular bottle of green glass, protected by an outside covering consisting either of basketwork or of a wooden box: used chiefly for containing certain acids (such as vitriol or sulphuric acid) and other highly corrosive liquids likely to act chemically upon stoneware.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carboy kar′boi a large bottle of green or blue glass, protected with a frame of basket-work or wood, used for holding sulphuric acid or the like.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Ir. & Gael carb, basket; or Pers qurābah, a sort of bottle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pers. qarābah.


In literature:

The carboy tipped over, the acid ran out, went through to the manager's room below, and ate up his desk and all the carpet.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
This was Kenge and Carboy's.
"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens
I was just going to shake the carboy to let you realize how full it was.
"Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters" by Victor Appleton
In the corners stood carboys of acid in wicker baskets.
"The Sign of the Four" by Arthur Conan Doyle
When the rejected suitor had gone she heaped carboys of upbraidings and horror upon Nancy's head.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
For an hour or more they worked and filled three of the lead carboys.
"The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone" by Richard Bonner
Some one lighted a candle and by its light he saw many carboys of acid standing in a row.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
The tarry acid having been allowed to settle is drawn off, and seven carboys more of acid is added.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887" by Various
It was worked loose, or knocked out of the hole by some internal movement of the broken carboys, perhaps.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
If Mr. Fluxion was going to Italy, it would be necessary for him formally to transfer his authority to Professor Carboy.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
It obviously came from a large carboy which had been smashed as if to draw attention to some urgent matter.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Carboys' was the one directly at the head of the stairs, in the front.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
A carboy of pure acid, and carboys of 1.400 electrolyte ready for use should be on hand.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Rocked in the cradle of ruts and furrows, Hans, portly as a carboy, half-dozed on the front seat.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Then a few bags of cement, and a carboy of acid, etcetera, and the matter is at an end.
"Blind Policy" by George Manville Fenn
My uncle has opened the recess contained in the basement and is arranging his carboys.
"The Three Eyes" by Maurice Leblanc
These were Miss Tinsel, the "Demon," Mr. Bellario, and Judge Carboy.
"The Galaxy" by Various
The full carboys remained uninjured by the fire.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
A long bench and shelves with carboys and jars of chemicals were the only furnishings.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau

In poetry:

And there was Jake Without-the-Ears,
And Pamba the Malay,
And Carboy Gin the Guinea cook,
And Luz from Vigo Bay,
And Honest Jack who sold them slops
And harvested their pay.
"The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding-House" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Recorder/Paul FranzPeoples Pint assistant brewer Ryan Richards and head brewer Chris Sellers will be giving a home brew demo to make beer in a carboy, as opposed to 500 gallon stainless steel containers behind them.
The stopper , also known as a bung, works in conjunction with the airlock to ensure an airtight seal at the neck of your carboy.