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  • n  a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry
  • n  a cup (usually without a handle)

  • The food is "chewed" by a garbage disposal before passing on to the first beaker, where it is squirted with pepsin and stirred, then on to the following beakers and treatment with .
  • There, when a friend said that drink was a slow poison, Bob, nose down in a beaker of martinis, answered: "That's all right.
  • Now, Thomas knows that if he is given the disk he must go to the cupboard and open the top drawer and use whatever he finds there: a beaker means lunch, a hip bag means going .

  • Geoff Ogilvy in The Age
    The peeing for me was instant, because I needed one, but the whole process, with the paperwork, was probably 15 minutes,said Ogilvy. "He's standing in the cubicle when you're peeing in the beaker. He's making sure you're doing it, but it...
  • Tom Standage in International Herald Tribune
    Moving on to his second substance, Standage quotes implicit praise from Aristophanes: "Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever."
  • Oliver Kahn in
    It was two hours before I could give a sample and then when I brought the beaker to the doctor he said I'd have to do it again because he wasn't present for it,Kahn said. "I was tired, annoyed and at the end of my tether. I'd like to...

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