any of the crystalline compounds obtained by the substitution of carbon for boron in borane.
a large glass bottle protected by basketwork or a wooden box, used especially for holding corrosive liquids. Contemporary Examples But in his carboy was a fresh tiger bone, acquired recently. China Is Brewing Wine From Tiger Bones Brendon Hong July 21, 2014 Historical Examples You won’t make any use of it to my detriment at […]
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noun a rubberized device fitted over the front grille of a car to protect the paintwork from flying matter; also called auto bra Word Origin from resemblance to woman’s bra noun phrase A protective covering for the front of a car, often made of lack plasti (1980s+)
to combine or mix with carbon or hydrocarbons. Historical Examples Steel is a carburet of iron, and possesses some remarkable properties, by which it is distinguished from common iron. A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume II (of 2) Johann Beckman Iron combined with a small portion of carbon; its chemical name is carburet […]
a sheet of cardboard bearing an advertising message for display, as in subway cars, buses, and trains. cardboard coated on one side only.