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Dewar

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1. (Biography) Donald. 1937–2000, Scottish Labour politician; secretary of state for Scotland (1997–99); first minister of Scotland (1999–2000)
2. (Biography) Sir James. 1842–1923, Scottish chemist and physicist. He worked on the liquefaction of gases and the properties of matter at low temperature, invented the vacuum flask, and (with Sir Frederick Abel) was the first to prepare cordite
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Noun1.Dewar - vacuum flask that holds liquid air or helium for scientific experimentsDewar - vacuum flask that holds liquid air or helium for scientific experiments
vacuum bottle, vacuum flask - flask with double walls separated by vacuum; used to maintain substances at high or low temperatures
2.Dewar - Scottish chemist and physicist noted for his work in cryogenics and his invention of the Dewar flask (1842-1923)
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It combines a pressure-reducing regulator with high-purity diaphragm valves to direct gas flow from two separate dewars or banks to the point of use.
Smaller, laboratory-scale dewars are manufactured from aluminum, whereas larger vessels or freezers are usually made of stainless steel.
The Model 8404L Liquid ChangeOver Regulator System provides constant, uninterrupted flow of specialty gases by directly flowing from two separate dewars to the point of use.
Cherie Blair gave Marion a comforting hug before the Dewars went to their waiting limousines for the sad procession to their father's final resting place in Clydebank.
Learn about the story of the Dewar family and how Dewar's White Label became one of the world's best loved Scotch whiskies.
The name of DEWAR is one of the most respected in the world of Scotch whisky.
Instead Dewar's World Of Whisky is a distillery and visitors' centre which traces the history of the Dewar family and their whisky making exploits.