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 for Florence flask
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flask \Flask\ (fl[a^]sk or fl[.a]sk), n. [AS. flasce, flaxe;
     akin to D. flesch, OHG. flasca, G. flasche, Icel. & Sw.
     flaska, Dan. flaske, OF. flasche, LL. flasca, flasco; of
     uncertain origin; cf. L. vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel, Gr.
     fla`skh, fla`skwn, fla`skion. Cf. Flagon, Flasket.]
     1. A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a
        flask of oil or wine.
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     2. A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various
        purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of
        wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat
        water in, etc.
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     3. A bed in a gun carriage. [Obs.] --Bailey.
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     4. (Founding) The wooden or iron frame which holds the sand,
        etc., forming the mold used in a foundry; it consists of
        two or more parts; viz., the cope or top; sometimes, the
        cheeks, or middle part; and the drag, or bottom part. When
        there are one or more cheeks, the flask is called a three
        part flask, four part flask, etc.
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     Erlenmeyer flask, a thin glass flask, flat-bottomed and
        cone-shaped to allow of safely shaking its contents
        laterally without danger of spilling; -- so called from
        Erlenmeyer, a German chemist who invented it.
     Florence flask. [From Florence in Italy.]
        (a) Same as Betty, n., 3.
        (b) A glass flask, round or pear-shaped, with round or
            flat bottom, and usually very thin to allow of heating
     Pocket flask, a kind of pocket dram bottle, often covered
        with metal or leather to protect it from breaking.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Florence \Flor"ence\, n. [From the city of Florence: cf. F.
     florence a kind of cloth, OF. florin.]
     1. An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six
        shillings sterling value. --Camden.
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     2. A kind of cloth. --Johnson.
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     Florence flask. See under Flask.
     Florence oil, olive oil prepared in Florence.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Betty \Bet"ty\, n.
     1. [Supposed to be a cant word, from Betty, for Elizabeth, as
        such an instrument is also called Bess (i. e., Elizabeth)
        in the Canting Dictionary of 1725, and Jenny (i. e.,
        Jane).] A short bar used by thieves to wrench doors open.
        [Written also bettee.]
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              The powerful betty, or the artful picklock.
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     2. [Betty, nickname for Elizabeth.] A name of contempt given
        to a man who interferes with the duties of women in a
        household, or who occupies himself with womanish matters.
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     3. A pear-shaped bottle covered round with straw, in which
        olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; -- called by
        chemists a Florence flask. [U. S.] --Bartlett.
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