"Here!" He held a test-tube
between me and the light, and I noted the cloudy or muddy liquid it contained.
He wheeled round upon his stool, with a steaming test-tube in his hand, and a gleam of amusement in his deep-set eyes.
"You see, my dear Watson"--he propped his test-tube in the rack, and began to lecture with the air of a professor addressing his class--"it is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself.
He dipped into this bottle or that, drawing out a few drops of each with his glass pipette, and finally brought a test-tube containing a solution over to the table.
If it turns red, it means a man's life." He dipped it into the test-tube and it flushed at once into a dull, dirty crimson.
ALCOHOL can still be sold in test-tubes
, an inquiry by the Portman Group has concluded.