flask

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flask bottle that has a narrow neck
    • n flask the quantity a flask will hold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flask A bed in a gun carriage.
    • Flask A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat water in, etc.
    • Flask A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine.
    • Flask (Founding) The wooden or iron frame which holds the sand, etc., forming the mold used in a foundry; it consists of two or more parts; viz., the cope or top; sometimes, the cheeks, or middle part; and the drag, or bottom part. When there are one or more cheeks, the flask is called a three part flask four part flask, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flask A bottle, especially one of some peculiar form or material (see below): as, a flask for wine or oil.
    • n flask Specifically— A narrow-necked globular glass bottle: as, a Florence flask.
    • n flask A metallic or other portable dram-bottle, with flat sides: as, a pocket-flask.
    • n flask A vessel, generally of metal or horn, for containing gunpowder, carried by sportsmen, usually furnished with a measure of the charge at the top.
    • n flask An iron vessel for containing mercury, in the shape of a long bottle. A flask of mercury from California is about 75 pounds.
    • n flask A vessel used in a laboratory for sublimation, for digesting in a sand-bath, or for any similar purpose.
    • n flask A shallow frame of wood or iron used in foundries to contain the sand and patterns employed in molding and casting. If the mold is contained in two pieces, these form a two-part flask. The upper part holds the case or cope, and the lower the drag. Also molders' flask, molding-flask.
    • n flask A bed in a gun-carriage.
    • n flask A long narrow case, as for arrows; a quiver; hence, a set of arrows in a quiver.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Flask flask a narrow-necked vessel for holding liquids: a bottle: a pocket-bottle: a horn or metal vessel for carrying powder
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Quotations

  • Stephen B. Leacock
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    “It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. flasce, flaxe,; akin to D. flesch, OHG. flasca, G. flasche, Icel. & Sw. flaska, Dan. flaske, OF. flasche, LL. flasca, flasco,; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vasculum, dim. of vas, a vessel, Gr. , , . Cf. Flagon Flasket
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flasce; Ger. flasche; prob. not Teut. acc. to Diez, but from Low L. flasco—L. vasculum, a flask.

Usage

In literature:

Feeling in the depth of her shawl she produced a capacious flask and a bundle of cigars.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
I remember one of the men at the station said something about his having a bottle, but I thought he meant a pocket-flask.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
There should be a flask in the motor.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Daoud noticed that in one hand d'Ucello held a small silver flask with a narrow neck and a glass stopper.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
But it was only a bottle, a flat, empty whisky flask.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
Sandy untied the package of food and the leather medicine kit, Sam slapped his hip to be sure of his whisky flask.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
He topped off with the scant swallow of brandy left in his flask.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Every step that passed his door made him start, and several times he had recourse to his flask to calm himself.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
If I have a flask from that spring I shall always remain young and beautiful.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
So he did, and plied her with wine from his pocket-flask, feeding her drop by drop as she lay back against him.
"The Spanish Jade" by Maurice Hewlett
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In poetry:

She's gi'n him a loaf o good white bread,
But an a flask o Spanish wine,
An she bad him mind on the ladie's love
That sae kindly freed him out o pine.
"Young Bicham" by Andrew Lang
And he bore the flask to the brightest spot,
Where the shadow of the hill fell clear;
And he turned the flask, and he looked at the flask,
And the sun shone without his sneer.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell
The old man saw it in the sun's bright stare
And the colours started up through the crust,
And he who had cursed at the yellow sun
Held the flask to it and wiped away the dust.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell
Pretty Sadie, aged fourteen,
To a lamp-post clings serene.
"What's the matter?" some may ask.
On her hip she wears a flask
Labelled "Tonic for the Hair"—
"Hic," says Sadie, "we should care!"
"Owed To Volstead" by Wallace Irwin
Dost thou remember where the ripening vine
O'ertops the wall?
The roadside rest, the flask of golden wine,
The Alpine call?
Alas! thou canst not; hasten then with me
Back through the darkening sea!
"Gretchen In Exile: To Her Lover" by Annie Adams Fields
My flask of wine was ruby red
And swift I ran my sweet to see;
With eyes that snapped delight I said:
"How mad with love a lad can be!"
The moon was laughing overhead;
I danced as nimbly as a flea.
"Expectation" by Robert W Service

In news:

Those haters usually cite ownership of a flask as a sign of a drinking problem.
Reverend Horton Heat with Larry & His Flask and The Goddamn Gallows , Thursday March 8th at Headliner's.
Gravimetric preparation vs volumetric flasks for preparation of solutions.
Indecision 's Chris White gets a flask from a fan at Bonnaroo.
But Dr Rainey is only beginning to decipher the complexity that evolves in his flasks.
The alcohol bra appears to have replaced another fad: sandals with a built in flask.
The student wearing the costume of the legendary mascot was suspended from duty after UC Berkeley police observed her drinking from a flask during a Stanford-Cal basketball game last week, officials said Thursday.
Some of the items you can bring: Stoneware, glassware, bottles, firearms, flasks, pottery, estate jewelry, gold, silver, Texana and Americana.
It's called the Freedom Flask, and it's a seemingly flawless way to sneak liquor into an event.
"Can something be called chicken or pork if it was born in a flask and produced in a vat".
On a recent ski trip, my best friend handed me a flask of cinnamon schnapps.
Hydro Flask 24-ounce Narrow Mouth Stainless Steel.
From flasks, to trays, to ceramics and pens, we'll show you how to bring the trend to life.
Reverend Horton Heat with Larry & His Flask and The Goddamn Gallows, Thursday March 8th at Headliner's.
Chassis Leather Hip Flask, $175 at Dunhill.com.
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In science:

Munro, D. S., Connor, R. C. H., Morrison, R., Scheuerl, S. and Stemple, D. (1994): Concurrent Shadow Paging in the Flask Architecture In Persistent Object Systems (Eds, Atkinson, M. P., Maier, D. and Benzaken, V.) Springer-Verlag, pp. 16-42.
A Generic Storage API
NDS)(Acros chemicals) Ammoniacal silver solution: To prepare 500 ml of this solution,(sufficient for a batch of 4 gels) place 480 ml of water in a flask under strong magnetic agitation.
Silver Staining of Proteins in 2DE Gels
NDS)(Acros chemicals). Ammoniacal silver solution: To prepare 500 ml of this solution,(sufficient for a batch of 4 gels) place 480 ml of water in a flask under strong magnetic agitation.
Silver Staining of Proteins in 2DE Gels
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