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False bottom   /fɔls bˈɑtəm/   Listen
False bottom

A horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box (especially one built close to the actual bottom).

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"False bottom" Quotes from Famous Books

... conducted at a temperature of 356 deg.F. (180 deg. C.). To prevent the deposition and burning of salt on the still-bottom during the distillation, a false bottom is supported about 1 foot from the base of the still. With the same object in view, it has been suggested to rotate the contents with an agitator ...
— The Handbook of Soap Manufacture • W. H. Simmons

... hiding-places of valuable papers, such as the lining of clothes, or a false bottom to a trunk, I dismissed without serious consideration. My luggage would probably be stolen, and I might be drugged long ...
— The International Spy - Being the Secret History of the Russo-Japanese War • Allen Upward

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