Friday, April 07, 2006

Word of the Day for Saturday April 8, 2006

Baked Alaska
Very cold ice cream placed on a sponge cake, covered with meringue and baked in a hot oven so that the meringue is browned while the ice cream remains solid.

Word of the Day for Friday April 7, 2006

A short stubby cylinder surmounted with a long graduated tube. The whole is sealed and weighted so that it floats upright in a liquid always displacing its own mass of liquid thus indicating by the depth to which it sinks the density or specific gravity of the liquid. Used for measuring alcohol, salt and sugar concentrations in solution.