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window

beads on the rim (GB)
jambes, larmes (F)
archetto, lacrima, gamba (I)
Synonymous with the phenomenon that occurs when the wine glass is pivoted on the inner wall Church window; look there.

Term (also legs, legs, windows, tears) for the liquid structures on the inner wall of a wine glass, which (can) form when the glass is pivoted in a circular motion. The swiveling creates a more or less high, vertically arranged liquid film (wine). At the top edge, the film begins to thicken and contract into viscous, tear-like drops. These then flow back down to the liquid level. The mixture of water and water is decisive for the phenomenon of wine alcohol, would also work with any other mixture of two liquids with different boiling points. It would therefore not occur with pure water or pure alcohol alone. In the right picture the tears or stained glass windows can be seen in the shadow (see arrow).

Church window - two wine glasses with church windows

Liquids are held together by the attraction of their...

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