gasogene


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gasogene

(ˈɡæsəˌdʒiːn)
n
(General Engineering) obsolete a Victorian device for carbonating liquid
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With hardly a word spoken, but with a kindly eye, he waved me to an armchair, threw across his case of cigars, and indicated a spirit case and a gasogene in the corner.
Wood gas, also called gasogene or gazogene, was used to power motor vehicles in Europe.
7 By 1943, distilleries in Cambodia, Cochinchina, and Tonkin produced between 15,000 and 20,000 hectolitres of rice alcohol to fuel vehicles, while 3,000 other vehicles were equipped with gasogenes, which enabled them to run on wood or charcoal (Indochine, 20 July 1944, p.