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bottle

[′bäd·əl]
(engineering)
A container made from pipe or plate with drawn, forged, or spun end closures, and used for storing or transporting gas.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bottle

 

a glass vessel with a narrow neck. In Russia, before the introduction of the metric system of measures, a bottle was a legal measure of fluids. The wine bottle was equal to one-sixteenth of a bucket (0.68 liter) and the vodka or beer bottle was equal to one-twentieth of a bucket (0.615 liter).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

What does it mean when you dream about a bottle?

A bottle of wine can mean celebration, the good life. Or, more negatively, “hitting the bottle” or to be “on the bottle.” A baby bottle can be associated with infantile desires or, more positively, nurturance. We also talk about how one “bottles up” emotions, or how “the genie is out of the bottle.”

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bottle

Old English term for bowtell.
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