aneroid

Part of speech: adjective

Not employing a fluid.

Part of speech: noun

An aneroid barometer or battery.

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Usage examples "aneroid":

  1. We thought we were on the track of Phoenician remains and our interest in our work was like the fingers of an aneroid, subject to sudden changes, but at the same time we had perpetually around us a quaint, unknown world of the present, more pleasing to most people than anything pertaining to the past. - "Southern Arabia", Theodore Bent Mabel Bent.
  2. After we had read off the aneroid, we speedily made our way to the snow- house, because during the interval a violent storm of drifting snow had arisen, so that we could not see more than half a score of paces before us. - "The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II", A.E. Nordenskieold.
  3. An excellent aneroid was taken out of its padded box and hung upon the wall. - "The Moon-Voyage", Jules Verne.