Part of speech: noun

A bent tube for drawing liquids over the intervening side of a vessel.

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Usage examples "siphon":

  1. Then her glance fell on the bottle and siphon on the table beside Geraldine's chair, and she changed the subject by inquiring if Colonel Rand mightn't like a drink. - "Murder in the Gunroom", Henry Beam Piper.
  2. " For," Steve reasoned, " evidently this party is a seeker after knowledge; it is better to siphon than to be pumped. - "The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On", Eugene Manlove Rhodes.
  3. It was built out just behind the bridge, a snug, cheery room with bright chintz curtains over the carefully screened portholes, a couple of comfortable benches with leather seats along the walls, a small bunk, and in the middle of the floor a table set out with a bottle of whiskey, a siphon and some glasses together with a box of cigars. - "Okewood of the Secret Service", Valentine Williams.