gasometer


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gasometer

[ga′säm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A piece of equipment that holds and measures gas; may be used in analytical chemistry to measure the quantity of gas evolved in a reaction.
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mobile For news/text ECHO Events unfold when the mine fell into one of the gasometers, its parachute becoming caught up in the roof on November 28.
The "giant gasometer" he described is in fact a gasholder.
In Sydenham in South-east London the gasometer has been given listed building status or some similar preservation order placed upon it.
The ravens would fly out over the moss lands and return with sticks and branches, which they dropped onto the gasometer from a great height with a loud metallic clang.
The gasometer, which is 240ft in diameter, was painted light blue more than 50 years ago after local residents complained it was an eyesore.
One passenger told of his surprise when he woke up expecting to be at London Euston for a business meeting, but instead saw a Birmingham gasometer.
A brave policewoman who climbed 140 ft up a gasometer to talk a down a man who was threatening to jump was honoured yesterday.
Contract notice: gasometer oberhausen - historical renovation
Despondent has come up with a new idea for the old gasometer just off Old Leeds Road: "Local government offices inside the gasometer, if it rises to the top a meeting is taking place, then flatten Civic Centre."
A UNIVERSITY student plunged to his death after climbing a 165ft gasometer on a night out.
The holder is not of the conventional type of gasometer but is cigar shaped design, 200 feet in length and 25 feet in diameter.
RENEWAL: A view from the top of the Leeds Road Gasometer where the development is planned