• WordNet 3.6
    • v syphon convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon
    • n syphon a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled
    • n syphon a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Syphon See Syphon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n syphon See siphon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Syphon Same as Siphon, Siren.
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In literature:

Syphon capillary of cloth, ii.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
This was a device for making coffee by distillation, employing a metal globe syphon and brewer with filter cloth.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
After that he attacked a soda-water syphon until it gave a protesting gurgle.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
The clock struck eleven; and his parlour-maid came in with a syphon, decanter and glasses.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
These two closets, syphon and the syphon-jet, are preferable to those of any other style.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
Ring teat syphon, for withdrawing milk when the teat is sore or injured.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Syphon and glasses on sideboard.
"I'll Leave It To You" by Noel Coward
I spread the grub on it, and alongside of it I put a flask of whisky and a syphon of soda.
"Aliens" by William McFee
Hold the glass thus until the syphon is no longer flexible.
"A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing" by Bernard D. Bolas
Reggie reluctantly produced whisky, a syphon, and some glasses.
"Bindle" by Herbert Jenkins
With a syphon of soda, a tumbler and a bottle that smelt of very good raw whisky.
"The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel" by Mary E. Hanshew
Bowen gently withdrew his arm and, rising, strode across to a table on which was a decanter of whisky and syphon of soda.
"Patricia Brent, Spinster" by Herbert Jenkins
Will you put out syphons and whisky and explain that I shan't be coming.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Repeat washing, cooling and syphoning processes until the wash water is no longer acid.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
On the table stood a decanter and a syphon.
"The Princess Galva" by David Whitelaw
This instrument is the syphon-recorder.
"Electricity and Magnetism" by Elisha Gray
Near him stood an empty brandy bottle and an empty syphon of soda-water.
"The Secrets of Potsdam" by William Le Queux
Bethune, fidgeting with the syphon, his back turned to his friend, received a sudden baptism, stinging and cold, of soda water.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
Trafford suddenly emerged from the Red Lion with a soda syphon under each arm.
"Marriage" by H. G. Wells
The first part of Hero's work is devoted to applications of the syphon.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston

In news:

Cons It's not quite what Syphon Filter gamers expect.
Police say Robert Bailey syphoned the oil from foreclosed homes in Mastic Beach.
It is used to syphon bottom ash from a hopper into a slurry tank.
Mistletoe , a holiday staple, is actually a parasite that attaches to trees and saps the life out of the host by syphoning off nutrients and water.