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fun·nel

(fŭn'ĕl),
1. A hollow, conic vessel with a tube proceeding from its apex, used in pouring fluids from one container to another.
2. anatomy an infundibulum.

fun·nel

(fŭn'ĕl)
1. A hollow conic vessel with a tube of variable length proceeding from its apex, used in pouring fluids from one container to another, in filtering, and other tasks.
2. anatomy An infundibulum.

funnel

(fŭn′ĕl) [L. fundere, to pour]
A conical device open at both ends used to direct a fluid from the larger opening (at one end of the cone) to the smaller at the other.
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I saw that flying-machine man hit the funnels of the big ironclad.
The Macedonia was now but a mile away, the black smoke pouring from her funnel at a right angle, so madly she raced, pounding through the sea at a seventeen-knot gait--"'Sky-hooting through the brine," as Wolf Larsen quoted while gazing at her.
Hermann) seriously doubted if there were seven thousand cents, and the tug, no doubt, was mort gaged up to the top of the funnel to the firm of Siegers.
Cavalletto,' said Monsieur Rigaud, suddenly withdrawing his gaze from this funnel to which they had both involuntarily turned their eyes, 'you know me for a gentleman?
Its masts trembled down to their stepping holes, and the clouds of smoke could hardly find way out of the narrow funnels.
The smoke was pouring from the funnels of the destroyer.
In vain, I searched for some sign of ancient commerce that, if history is to be believed, must have dotted the bosom of the Channel with white sails and blackened the heavens with the smoke of countless funnels, but as far as eye could reach the tossing waters of the Channel were empty and deserted.
Jason Miller just supplied the playbook: a step-by-step guide for filling the all-important top of the funnel.
The plaque in Nelson Street, Chinatown, is on the outside wall of the New Capital restaurant, which housed the Blue Funnel Line shipping office between 1950 and 1969.
This results in the formation of a visible funnel cloud or condensation funnel.
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