watch-glass

watch-glass

n
1. (Horology) a curved glass disc that covers the dial of a watch
2. (Chemistry) a similarly shaped piece of glass used in laboratories for evaporating small samples of a solution, etc
Translations

watch-glass

nUhrenglas nt
References in classic literature ?
Jasper dropped in for a watch-glass the other day, and, in fact, I showed these articles to him, remarking that if he SHOULD wish to make a present to a gentleman relative, on any particular occasion--But he said with a smile that he had an inventory in his mind of all the jewellery his gentleman relative ever wore; namely, his watch and chain, and his shirt-pin.' Still (the jeweller considers) that might not apply to all times, though applying to the present time.
When my father was taken to see me in an incubator he joked with the nurse that he'd pop home to fetch his watch-glass in order to have a look at me.
My fingers came up with the watch-glass, sadly detached from its parent body.