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re·tort

(rē-tŏrt'),
1. A flasklike vessel with a long neck passing outward, once used in distilling.
2. A small furnace.
[Mediev. L. retorta, fem. pp. of retorqueo, pp. -tortus, to twist or bend back]

retort

(rē-tort′, rē′tort″) [L. retortus, bent back]
A flasklike, long-necked vessel whose neck usually projects to the side, used in distillation.

retort

a globular, long-necked vessel used in distillation.
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When Opera Star Lesley Garret burst into song after Annie asked her what she did for a living, the host retorted "So I take it you scream for a living then.
As to published reports the building has design defects, with a flexible skin on a rigid core, Ricker retorted, "There's nothing the matter with it that can't be fixed.
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In this paper, oil shale samples from Dachengzi mine located in Huadian city of China have been retorted in a stainless-steel cylindrical retort.
The results show better tasting sterilized products having a "fresher" mouth feel compared to retorted products found on the market.
The Nicaraguan Minister of Family Affairs Max Padilla retorted that it had a right to use its own definitions of "gender" and "health rights", which it did in conjunction with pro-life experts.
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Contingency task await the president-elect particularly that receding threat of terrorism must yet be countered, the minister retorted.
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Asked to reply to criticism of the UN's decision, Zimbabwe police spokesman Wayne Bvudzijena retorted that the ZRP is held in "high regard" by the UN, and that the world body had actively solicited its involvement in the Kosovo mission: "We get a request from the UN and we supply the officers.
When Burleson retorted with a four-letter word, Bleiberg ejected Burleson and the two were soon eye-to-eye.
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