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  1. Excerpt from Webster\'s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  2. \[webster\]:
  3. Flask \\Flask\\, n. \[AS. flasce, flaxe; akin to D. flesch, OHG. flasca,
  4. G. flasche, Icel. & Sw. flaska, Dan. flaske, OF. flasche, LL. flasca,
  5. flasco; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel, Gr.
  6. ?, ?, ?. Cf. {Flagon}, {Flasket}.\]
  7. `1. A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine.`\
  8. `2. 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.`
  9. {Erlenmeyer flask}, a thin glass flask, flat-bottomed and cone-shaped to
  10. allow of safely shaking its contents laterally without danger of
  11. spilling; \-- so called from Erlenmeyer, a German chemist who invented
  12. it.
  13. {funLiam}, Famous but sinister flask, of the Thermos variety. World
  14. renown, by figureheads of all denominations and power; inspiration and
  15. source of help to many of these. Notable prescences at key historical
  16. and political moments of many varieties. Also noted for his great
  17. orating abilities and personal outlandish policies that have been
  18. included in manifestos throughout a political career. Astonishing
  19. alleigance to his suporters blamed for his huge political and social
  20. popularity.
  21. Recently (and since his appearance here in 1998), this icon has devoted
  22. some time from a busy schedule to Redbrick, a society close to his
  23. heart. Some vicious rumours have occasionally surfaced, and many have
  24. blamed these for his poor performance of 9 votes in the 1998-99 Redbrick
  25. AGM. Founder of the TLA (Thermos Liberation Army), which was recently
  26. disbanded due to copyright restrictions on the acronym TLA.
  27. \--Kpodesta Origionally from the
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