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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.
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As McDonald has done in her other novels, here she keeps the energy going with her characters' fast retorts as the conversations fly along--"Right," said Skye, "and you're looking at the next Condoleezza." (This after Butter claims, "You're looking at the next NBA-draft free agent.) ...
For enlisted personnel, an embroidered, cloth version bearing the crossed retorts and benzene ring was produced for sleeve display.
When the Merman is reprimanded by a man in an eighteenth-century costume for not being from any part of history, the Victorian Widow retorts, "But the imagination is part of history." By enacting the same argument, Jafri presses Costume Party's allegorical charge against the Western world's desire to exercise control over history.
I don't think I'll ever see the value of sarcastic retorts over thoughtful responses, but this exchange got me thinking.
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This company offers a complete line of fabricated replacement batch retorts for American Gas Furnace rotary furnaces and for furnaces such as those manufactured by Surface Combustion, AGE, Pacific Scientific, and Selas.
"My agenda was no different than any of the other [pledges]," Cunningham retorts. "I wanted to get into TKE.