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hygroscope


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A device for giving an indication of whether the air is dry or damp, which forms the basis for simple weather predictors. The indicator may be a change in colour of hygroscopic material or the variations in torsion of a substance such as catgut, the latter being used in weather houses to cause the appropriate figure to appear.

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