- skip - Brewer’s

Leyden Jar or Phial

.

A glass vessel partly coated, inside and out, with lead-foil, and used in electrical experiments to receive accumulated electricity; invented by Vanleigh, of Leyden.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Leveret
Leviathan
Levites
Levitical
Lewd (Anglo-Saxon, leóde)
Lewis (Monk)
Lewis Baboon
Lewkner’s Lane
Lex non Scripta
Lex Talionis (Latin)
Leyden Jar or Phial
Leze Majesty
Li-Flambe
Lia-fail (of Ireland)
Liakura
Liar (The)
Libel
Liber Albus
Liber Niger or The Black Book of the Exchequer
Liberal Arts
Liberal Unionists or Tory Democrats