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Vacʹuum Boyleaʹnum


Such a vacuum as can be produced by Boyle’s improved air-pump, the nearest approach to a vacuum practicable with human instruments.

The Guerickian vacuum is that produced by ordinary air-pumps, so called from Otto von Guericke, who devised the air-pump.

The Torricellian vacuum is the vacuum produced by a mercury-pump.

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

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V. D. M
V. D. M. I. Æ. (Verbum Dei manet in aternum)
V. V. V.
Vacuum Boyleanum
Vade Mecum [a go-with-me]
Væ Victis!
Vail (To)
Vain as a Peacock
Vale of Avoca
Vale of Tears
Vale the Bonnet (To)
Valens or Valanus