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 for Tubulated retort
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Retort \Re*tort"\, n. [See Retort, v. t.]
     1. The return of, or reply to, an argument, charge, censure,
        incivility, taunt, or witticism; a quick and witty or
        severe response.
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              This is called the retort courteous.  --Shak.
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     2. [F. retorte (cf. Sp. retorta), fr. L. retortus, p. p. of
        retorquere. So named from its bent shape. See Retort, v.
        t.] (Chem. & the Arts) A vessel in which substances are
        subjected to distillation or decomposition by heat. It is
        made of different forms and materials for different uses,
        as a bulb of glass with a curved beak to enter a receiver
        for general chemical operations, or a cylinder or
        semicylinder of cast iron for the manufacture of gas in
        gas works.
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     Tubulated retort (Chem.), a retort having a tubulure for
        the introduction or removal of the substances which are to
        be acted upon.
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     Syn: Repartee; answer.
     Usage: Retort, Repartee. A retort is a short and pointed
            reply, turning back on an assailant the arguments,
            censure, or derision he had thrown out. A repartee is
            usually a good-natured return to some witty or
            sportive remark.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tubulated \Tu"bu*la`ted\, a.
     Made in the form of a small tube; provided with a tube, or
     elongated opening.
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     Tubulated bottle or Tubulated retort (Chem.), a bottle or
        retort having a stoppered opening for the introduction or
        removal of materials.
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