Foam cock
Foam Foam (f[=o]m), n. [OE. fam, fom, AS. f[=a]m; akin to OHG. & G. feim.] The white substance, consisting of an aggregation of bubbles, which is formed on the surface of liquids, or in the mouth of an animal, by violent agitation or fermentation; froth; spume; scum; as, the foam of the sea. [1913 Webster]

{Foam cock}, in steam boilers, a cock at the water level, to blow off impurities. [1913 Webster]


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