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A large glass or plastic bottle, usually encased in a protective basket or crate and often used to hold corrosive liquids.

[Persian qarābah, from Arabic qarrāba, big jug, from qarraba, to bring near, derived stem of qaruba, to be near; see qrb in Semitic roots.]


a large glass or plastic bottle, usually protected by a basket or box, used for containing corrosive liquids such as acids
[C18: from Persian qarāba]


(ˈkɑr bɔɪ)

a large glass bottle encased in a basket or box, used esp. for holding corrosive liquids.
[1705–15; < Persian qarāba(h) < Arabic qarrābah big jug]
car′boyed, adj.
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Noun1.carboy - a large bottle for holding corrosive liquidscarboy - a large bottle for holding corrosive liquids; usually cushioned in a special container
bottle - a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped


[ˈkɑːbɔɪ] Ngarrafón m


nKorbflasche f
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"My name is Kenge," he said; "you may remember it, my child; Kenge and Carboy, Lincoln's Inn."
I always received by return of post exactly the same answer in the same round hand, with the signature of Kenge and Carboy in another writing, which I supposed to be Mr.
A young gentleman who had inked himself by accident addressed me from the pavement and said, "I am from Kenge and Carboy's, miss, of Lincoln's Inn."
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.
In the corners stood carboys of acid in wicker baskets.
If you use a carboy, run the sanitizing solution from the carboy into a clean sink, and use this to soak the other items for five minutes.
4) Ensure your carboy or fermenter is sanitized before adding the wort.
According to the company, the nonmetallic TerraSpray Rinse Station allows users to efficiently and effectively rinse carboys and containers by placing the container upside down on top of the rinse station and activating the fluid-driven rotary spray nozzle.
"A private judge will access each claimants medical records and other information confirming that they were actually present at the WTC site before making a determination as to how much compensation that claimant should receive," Carboy said.
For the here presented experiments (August 20 to November 25, 2003) 110 sexed and tagged animals were distributed randomly in 7 glass carboys. For the daily milking experiments one carboy was used with 8 males (length: 29.05 [+ or -] SD 4.31 mm) and 8 females (length: 30.97 [+ or -] SD 3.6 mm), one carboy with 15 makes (length: 26.8 [+ or -] SD 3.15 mm), and another with 15 females (length: 33.04 [+ or -] SD 6.62 mm); for the weekly, biweekly, three-weekly, and monthly milking experiments, the remaining four carboys contained 8 males and 8 females each.
All the technical paraphernalia is behind the driver: the hydrogen battery - a specially sealed "carboy", already passed as safe in Germany - receives air from the outside via a compressor.