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"My father was a master mechanic; I grew up with a screwdriver in one hand and a pair of pliers in the other."
- Frank Herbert

Plastibulb  
  A squeezable drink container.  

The empty beer cans grew more numerous. There was only one company, somewhere in Europe, that put up beer in cans nowadays, instead of using the omnipresent plastibulbs, but Galle­gher preferred the cans—the flavor was different, somehow.
From The Proud Robot, by Lewis Padgett.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1943
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Compare to the water bulb from Pohl and Kornbluth's 1952 classic The Space Merchants and drinking bulb from Larry Niven's 1966 short story The Warriors (although most readers probably remember it from his 1971 novel Ringworld).

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