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Oct 23, 2018
This week’s theme
Words related to the eye

This week’s words
prosopopeia
ullage
trompe l'oeil
ocellus
red-eye

ullage
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ullage

PRONUNCIATION:
(UL-ij)

MEANING:
noun: The amount of liquid by which a container falls short of being full.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French ouillage/eullage, from ouiller/eullier (to fill a cask), from ouil (eye, hole), from Latin oculus (eye). Earliest documented use: 1444.

USAGE:
“Too much ullage can be a sign of evaporation, and that’s not good.”
Mark Shanahan; A Finely Honed Palate; Boston Globe; Oct 17, 2015.

See more usage examples of ullage in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. -Emily Kimbrough, author and broadcaster (23 Oct 1899-1989)

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