acid egg

noun

Definition of acid egg

: a globular or cylindrical receptacle from which acid is forced by compressed air (as in manufacturing sulfuric acid) but which has been largely superseded by centrifugal pumps

called also blowcase

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Acid egg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acid%20egg. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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