Barometric switch

a switch actuated by barometric pressure.

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    a member of the lowest grade of nobility. a feudal vassal holding his lands under a direct grant from the king. a direct descendant of such a vassal or his equal in the nobility. a member of the House of Lords. an important financier or industrialist, especially one with great power in a particular area: […]

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    Friedrich Heinrich Alexander [free-drikh hahyn-rikh ah-lek-sahn-duh r] /ˈfri drɪx ˈhaɪn rɪx ˌɑ lɛkˈsɑn dər/ (Show IPA), Baron von [fuh n] /fən/ (Show IPA), 1769–1859, German naturalist, writer, and statesman. his brother, (Karl) Wilhelm [kahrl vil-helm] /kɑrl ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA), Baron von, 1767–1835, German philologist and diplomat. a town in NW Tennessee. a river in […]

  • Amherst

    Jeffrey, Baron, 1717–97, British field marshal: governor general of British North America 1760–63. a city in W Massachusetts. a town in N Ohio. a town in central Nova Scotia, in SE Canada. Contemporary Examples Amherst College, one of the most prestigious and selective colleges in the country, ended interviews almost 20 years ago. Do College […]

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