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 for Hydrostatic bellows
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hydrostatic \Hy`dro*stat"ic\, Hydrostatical \Hy`dro*stat"ic*al\,
     a. [Hydro-, 1 + Gr. ? causing to stand: cf. F. hydrostatique.
     See Static.]
     Of or relating to hydrostatics; pertaining to, or in
     accordance with, the principles of the equilibrium of fluids.
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           The first discovery made in hydrostatics since the time
           of Archimedes is due to Stevinus.        --Hallam.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Hydrostatic balance, a balance for weighing substances in
        water, for the purpose of ascertaining their specific
        gravities.
  
     Hydrostatic bed, a water bed.
  
     Hydrostatic bellows, an apparatus consisting of a
        water-tight bellowslike case with a long, upright tube,
        into which water may be poured to illustrate the
        hydrostatic paradox.
  
     Hydrostatic paradox, the proposition in hydrostatics that
        any quantity of water, however small, may be made to
        counterbalance any weight, however great; or the law of
        the equality of pressure of fluids in all directions.
  
     Hydrostatic press, a machine in which great force, with
        slow motion, is communicated to a large plunger by means
        of water forced into the cylinder in which it moves, by a
        forcing pump of small diameter, to which the power is
        applied, the principle involved being the same as in the
        hydrostatic bellows. Also called hydraulic press, and
        Bramah press. In the illustration, a is a pump with a
        small plunger b, which forces the water into the cylinder
        c, thus driving upward the large plunder d, which performs
        the reduced work, such as compressing cotton bales, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bellows \Bel"lows\, n. sing. & pl. [OE. bely, below, belly,
     bellows, AS. b[ae]lg, b[ae]lig, bag, bellows, belly. Bellows
     is prop. a pl. and the orig. sense is bag. See Belly.]
     An instrument, utensil, or machine, which, by alternate
     expansion and contraction, or by rise and fall of the top,
     draws in air through a valve and expels it through a tube for
     various purposes, as blowing fires, ventilating mines, or
     filling the pipes of an organ with wind.
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     Bellows camera, in photography, a form of camera, which can
        be drawn out like an accordion or bellows.
  
     Hydrostatic bellows. See Hydrostatic.
  
     A pair of bellows, the ordinary household instrument for
        blowing fires, consisting of two nearly heart-shaped
        boards with handles, connected by leather, and having a
        valve and tube.
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