from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, transparent, often tubular laboratory vessel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a pot, bucket, or basin, in which molten plate glass is carried from the melting pot to the casting table
- n. a cunette
- n. a small vessel with at least two flat and transparent sides, used to hold a liquid sample to be analysed in the light path of a spectrometer
- n. an inner lid of a timepiece
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pot, bucket, or basin, in which molten plate glass is carried from the melting pot to the casting table.
- n. A cunette.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. . In decorative art, a portable basin of ornamental form in pottery or porcelain, etc., especially one of the flat-bottomed vessels commonly sold with an aiguière or water-pot: frequent in faience of the eighteenth century.
- n. . In glass manufacturing, a basin for receiving the melted glass after refining, and decanting it on the table to be rolled into a plate.
- n. . In fortification, a trench dug in the middle of a large dry ditch; a cunette.
- n. In photography, a narrow vessel of glass, porcelain, vulcanite, etc., for holding silver nitrate or other solutions: it is placed vertically or at an angle, and into it the photographic plate is dipped.
Les oiseaux et les mammifères de la cuvette du Djoudj (delta du fleuve Sénégal).
La faiencerie avec un bel etalage d'evier coloré et de cuvette de chiotte.
A sample of the processed water was collected (50 cc) in a plastic vessel and another sample was taken for spectrophotometry in its plastic cuvette.
Beyond it was a _cuvette_ with its typical central line of
In proceeding across the immense circular _cuvette_ I found that the central line of thick vegetation formed an angle.
A deep deposit of grey ashes and sand encircled this _cuvette_.
In fact, the summit of that particular table-land was made up of subsidiary domes dividing _cuvette_ from _cuvette_ in succession.
We were then in a grassy basin -- another _cuvette_ with two central tufts of thickly packed trees.
No sooner had we left that beautiful _cuvette_ than we came to a magnificent flat open valley extending from E.S.E. to W.N.W. In its northern part, where a pool of stagnant water was to be found, were innumerable _burity_ palms.
The elevation of the upper edge of the _cuvette_ was 2,500 ft., that of the bottom 2,450 ft.