Usage examples for fuel

  1. He had heard of instances where opposition in a love affair had only added fuel to the flame; and one or two such cases had fallen under his own eye. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. She was really pouring fuel on the flames. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  3. Then his thoughts turned to the steamer and Bob Roberts, whose frank, happy face was always before him, and then somehow he thought of the steamer and its powerful engine, and how it was kept going with fuel and water; and that set him thinking of himself. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  4. I had also filled my diahbeeah with selected fuel. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  5. It has drawn up in numberless quantity the fuel on which its own life and activity depend. – A Letter from Major Robert Carmichael-Smyth to His Friend, the Author of 'The Clockmaker' by Robert Carmichael-Smyth
  6. Do you realise that your resistance is but adding fuel to the fires of my passion? – Bandit Love by Juanita Savage
  7. Perhaps they were gathering fuel to keep them warm; and very likely when they left home the weather was mild, and that they did not anticipate a storm. – Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match by Francis C. Woodworth
  8. Formerly there was more vegetation here, but at odd times the poor people have gathered and burned for fuel fully half the turf on the island. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  9. She had found her remaining stock of methylated spirit entirely vanished; and as Guy had been known, on one or two previous occasions, to borrow the bottle and help himself to its contents when fuel was required for his model steam engine, she naturally supposed him to be the culprit in the present instance. – Under Padlock and Seal by Charles Harold Avery
  10. One thing more must be had;- chips for fuel. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  11. I do not know whether the quantity of fuel is to be increased. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  12. The latter are used for fuel, and the former are pressed for their oil. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  13. They had got fuel and water ran in the stones. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  14. The use of coal as a fuel is wholly recent. – The Ethnology of the British Islands by Robert Gordon Latham
  15. Was he content to be fuel instead of light? – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  16. If the boat couldn't carry enough fuel, she'd have to get some while she was out on a trip? – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  17. No one ever has fed it with fuel but me since I grew big enough, and it loves me,- it does indeed; it said so last night; and it said that it had been happier with us than if it were in any palace-" And then his breath failed him, and, as he lifted his little, eager, pale face to the young king's, great tears were falling down his cheeks. – Bimbi by Louise de la Ramee