Usage examples for combustion

  1. The combustion had been complete. – The Book of Gud by Dan Spain Harold Hersey
  2. 3265. It consists of an outer shell and a cylindrical fire box, from the crown sheet of which a number of Field tubes are suspended in the fire box or combustion chamber. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  3. The small branches and leaves are the parts of the tree which yield the largest proportion of ashes on combustion, and of course they supply a great amount of nutriment for the young shoots. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  4. Just as the energy for the working of the engine is obtained from steam by the combustion of fuel, so the energy possessed by our bodies results from the combustion or oxidation within us of the food we eat. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  5. The point will be illustrated by example: A describes and illustrates an automobile having an internal- combustion motor and a friction- clutch in the motor transmission- gear. – The Classification of Patents by United States Patent Office
  6. A separate combustion chamber is cast and bolted to the head. – The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology by Don H. Berkebile
  7. Spontaneous combustion, that is what it was. – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  8. No. It is not in the candle; and it is not in the air round about the candle which is necessary for its combustion. – The Chemical History Of A Candle by Michael Faraday
  9. In each case, also, there is combustion going on in the room- in the one case a fire, in the other a lamp. – The Adventure of the Devil's Foot by Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. At any rate, Heracleitus felt that in the phenomena of combustion he had gained an insight into the ultimate constitution of nature. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
  11. There are three kinds of glass rod and tubing which are easily obtainable; these are soda- glass, which is that usually supplied by chemical apparatus dealers when no particular glass is specified; combustion- glass, which is supplied for work requiring a glass that does not so easily soften or fuse as soda- glass; and lead- glass, which is less common. – A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing by Bernard D. Bolas
  12. We stood in his room at New Scotland Yard, bending over a sheet of foolscap upon which were arranged some burned fragments from poor Cadby's grate, for so hurriedly had the girl done her work that combustion had not been complete. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  13. Combustion had been instantaneous and complete. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  14. The malting of corn is the first stage of vegetation, low combustion, and fermentation. – The American Practical Brewer and Tanner by Joseph Coppinger