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noun as in globular object

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Just one thing, however, if you live in the South, you might have to buy your bulbs and store them for about six weeks in your refrigerator, where they can be kept cold, but not freezing.

The company is well known for its wide range of electronics offerings that include personal audio devices, smart bulbs, and electric toothbrushes.

Scratch the bulb, or bruise the green tops, and you should immediately smell the familiar oniony odor.

Winslow thinks of leeks as somewhere between a scallion and a bulb onion.

Richard said he wanted to kiss Susan good night when he walked her to the door, but her mother had put a blindingly bright bulb in the porch light.

One day, he took a monk with a cleanly shaven head and had him walk around a light bulb to demonstrate this theory.

The trade in empty bottles should be as eyebrow-raising as the old Soviet dud-bulb biz.

His bright idea turned out to be the incandescent light bulb, which he invented in 1880.

Death waits for these things as a cement floor waits for a dropping light bulb.

In 2007, the Bush administration signed a measure that would finally bring the light bulb into the 21st century.

Bang went the fragile bulb, as it splintered into a thousand atoms, and the mercury shot in sparkling globules over the table.

Should it fail, the fluid can generally be pumped out by alternate compression of the tube and the bulb.

Then the tip end was broken off, and the bulb being a vacuum, the colored water was drawn into it, and filled the globe.

When, with returning fair weather, the atmospheric pressure increases, the water can no longer bulge or drop out of the bulb.

In this chair is a charge of high explosive and above it a glass bulb containing sulphuric acid.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bulb, such as: corn, ball, bunch, corm, globe, and head.

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