Usage examples for Fulminating

  1. Our modern method of firing a gun is to place in close proximity with the gunpowder which we choose to decompose or explode, a small portion of fulminating powder, which is decomposed or exploded with extreme facility, and which on decomposing, communicates the consequent molecular disturbances to the less easily decomposed gunpowder. – Manhood of Humanity. by Alfred Korzybski
  2. He had soldiers, but no money to pay them withal; he had no means of upholding that supremacy of crown and church which he was so vigorously instructed to maintain; and he was heartily wearied of fulminating edicts which he had no power to enforce. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. The Marshal in his rage shot from his eyes those fulminating fires which, like Napoleon's, broke a man's will and judgment. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  4. In his wrath the notary wrote a fulminating letter to Claparon. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  5. Surely, though the clear- brained old Greeks were the founders of all noble literature, they have reached their fulminating point in the English Shakespeare,- and the Warwickshire lanes, decked simply with hawthorn and sweet- briar roses, through which Mary Arden walked leading her boy- angel by the hand, are sacred as any portion of that earth once trodden by the feet of Homer and Plato. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  6. In 1364 Bishop Langham of Ely was still fulminating against scot- ales; in 1419, if not before, we find an authorized system of " church- ales" in aid of the fabric. – Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton
  7. The two roles might make a rare confusion, and strange results might follow should the King of Prussia of this morning be changed to the Cicero of the evening, utter a fulminating speech against tyrants, and call upon the noble Romans to defend their rights; while this same King of Prussia is a small tyrant, and his subjects are more like pitiful slaves than heroic Romans. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  8. Garibaldi spent his last years in fulminating against the Government of Victor Emmanuel. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  9. Montagu has the very soul of honour, and he can set off the conclusions of his vigorous judgment, and the treasures of his cultivated taste, with an eloquence that rises to extraordinary grandeur when he is fulminating his scorn at any species of tyranny or meanness. – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  10. Twelve cartridges such as are used in a common pistol, about an inch in length, lay imbedded in a paste of some kind, covered with fulminating powder, and so connected with a bunch of friction matches, a strip of sand- paper, and a piece of linen attached to the lid, that on opening the box the matches would be ignited and the whole exploded. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  11. He was both becoming more conscious of himself and his environment and yet more despondent with strange thoughts fulminating out of his living carcass, controlling him. – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  12. Happily nothing of the sort happened, and a few hours afterwards the projectile- compartment rested on its pyroxyle bed, a veritable fulminating pillow. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  13. He was fulminating Black Republicans, Know- nothings, Anti- Catholics, humbug Whigs. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  14. It was merely an interesting question on which to expend the energy fulminating in his mind. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  15. To make assurance doubly sure, a paste of fulminating powder and alcohol had been spread around the matches and cartridges. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  16. None of the fulminating fires that I have heretofore known are mine- only calm and peace and the joys born of a perfect understanding. – Letters of a Dakota Divorcee by Jane Burr
  17. This legend, the author of which is unknown, begins thus: " The emperor Marcus Aurelius had just raised a frightful tempest against the Church, and his fulminating edicts assailed on all sides the religion of Jesus Christ, at the time when St. Symphorian lived at Autun in all the splendor that high birth and uncommon virtue can confer. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  18. They are costly, especially the fulminating silver." – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  19. For instance, the fulminating fire of Swinburne's radium rhymes, while harmless to himself, may become dangerous through me or some other 'conductor. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood