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for Rupert''s drop
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Rupert's drop \Ru"pert's drop`\
A kind of glass drop with a long tail, made by dropping
melted glass into water. It is remarkable for bursting into
fragments when the surface is scratched or the tail broken;
-- so called from Prince Rupert, nephew of Charles I., by
whom they were first brought to England. Called also
Rupert's ball, and glass tear.
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