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hydroscope

[hahy-druh-skohp] /ˈhaɪ drəˌskoʊp/
noun
1.
an optical device for viewing objects below the surface of water.
Origin of hydroscope
1670-1680
1670-80; hydro-1 + -scope
Related forms
hydroscopic
[hahy-druh-skop-ik] /ˌhaɪ drəˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
hydroscopical, adjective
hydroscopicity
[hahy-druh-skoh-pis-i-tee] /ˌhaɪ drə skoʊˈpɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Historical Examples
  • The former was a hydroscope, who fell into convulsions whenever he passed over running water.

    Curious Myths of the Middle Ages Sabine Baring-Gould
  • He knelt for some time longer, watching the fish, before he resigned the hydroscope to me.

    Police!!! Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for hydroscope

hydroscope

/ˈhaɪdrəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
any instrument for making observations of underwater objects
Derived Forms
hydroscopic (ˌhaɪdrəˈskɒpɪk), hydroscopical, adjective
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