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Synonyms for funnel

Synonyms for funnel

a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends

a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end

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(nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)

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move or pour through a funnel

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References in classic literature ?
He arose in a terrible passion, slouched his funnel down over his eyes, swore a vast oath, uttered a threat of some character which I did not precisely comprehend, and finally made me a low bow and departed, wishing me, in the language of the archbishop in Gil-Blas, "beaucoup de bonheur et un peu plus de bon sens.
The black smoke issuing from her funnel did not at the time make any suggestion to Tarzan's mind.
That her deck was deserted, though she had steam up, and from the volume of smoke pouring from her funnel was all ready to get under way made no impression upon him.
So I stole out, and the great steamer was lying there with red fires at her funnel, and I was mad.
Southward, with low funnel belching forth fire and smoke into the blackness of the night, the huge engine, with its solitary saloon carriage and guard's brake, thundered its way through the night towards the great metropolis.
The mansion was situated in such a way that the sun, falling on it as into a funnel, dried up, warmed, and fertilised the mist which the verdant screen could not prevent the river wind from carrying there every morning and evening.
I want to find the whereabouts of a steam launch called the Aurora, owner Mordecai Smith, black with two red streaks, funnel black with a white band.
The funnel projected through that roof, and in front of the funnel a small cabin built of light planks served for a pilot-house.
And, when a man allows music to play upon him and to pour into his soul through the funnel of his ears those sweet and soft and melancholy airs of which we were just now speaking, and his whole life is passed in warbling and the delights of song; in the first stage of the process the passion or spirit which is in him is tempered like iron, and made useful, instead of brittle and useless.
She sat quivering while a member of the lower orders deposited a metal funnel, a saucepan, and a garden squirt beside the roll of oilcloth.
The Macedonia, belching the blackest of smoke from her funnel, was charging down upon us from out of the north-east.
The Macedonia was now but a mile away, the black smoke pouring from her funnel at a right angle, so madly she raced, pounding through the sea at a seventeen-knot gait--"'Sky-hooting through the brine," as Wolf Larsen quoted while gazing at her.
The assistant inquired in German whether he should give it, and receiving an affirmative reply from behind the partition, he took out a bottle and a funnel, deliberately poured the opium from a bigger bottle into a little one, stuck on a label, sealed it up, in spite of Levin's request that he would not do so, and was about to wrap it up too.
With a rush of black smoke belching suddenly out of the funnel, and a mad swirl of paddle-wheels provoking a burst of weird and precipitated clapping, the tug shot out of the desolate arena.
It came languishing down a square funnel that blinded a window in the staircase wall, through which the sky was never seen--nor anything else.