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retreater

[ri′trēd·ər]
(engineering)
A defective maximum thermometer of the liquid-in-glass type in which the mercury flows too freely through the constriction; such a thermometer will indicate a maximum temperature that is too low.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He also has Alaskan Retreater's Notebook: One Man's Journey into the Alaskan Wilderness available on Amazon as well.
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The same applies to Alexander the Great, who beat off competition from Cyrus the Weedy, Aristotle the Complete Shambles and Christos the Retreater to conquer half of the known world.
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