Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Superior Person's Tuesday!

Ullage, n. The amount by which a liquid falls short of filling its container -- whether because of evaporation, leakage, or any other reason. Commonly term amongst wine makers, but also used when discussing fuel levels in the field of rocket science.

"Well, old chap, since you were kind enough to bring along a bottle of truly excellent wine, I think I owe it to you to make sure you get all the ullage."

Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Ullage appears in the First.

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