Leyden phial
Leyden jar Ley"den jar" (l[imac]"d'n j[aum]r"; 277) Leyden phial Ley"den phi"al (f[imac]"al).n. (Elec.) A glass jar or bottle used to accumulate electricity. It is coated with tin foil, within and without, nearly to its top, and is surmounted by a brass knob which communicates with the inner coating, for the purpose of charging it with electricity. It is so named from having been invented in Leyden, Holland. [1913 Webster]

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