carboy

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Etymology[edit]

From Persian قرابه (qarrâbeh, qarrâbah).

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carboy (plural carboys)

  1. A large, globular glass bottle, especially one of green glass, encased in basket work or in a box and used to hold corrosive liquids.
    • 1917, Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2008:
      A few of them then boarded her and were busily engaged in what appeared, from my distant position, as the emptying of the contents of various carboys upon the dead bodies of the sailors and over the decks and works of the vessel.

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