Usage examples for fusible

  1. Lead glass is softer and more readily fusible than soda glass, but has the disagreeable property of growing black in a few seconds unless worked in a strong oxidizing flame. – Laboratory Manual of Glass-Blowing by Francis C. Frary
  2. Smoothness, hardness, glossiness, and brilliancy, heavy weight for its size, would probably be included in his definition, because such traits enable us to identify specific things when we see and touch them; the serviceable properties of capacity for being hammered and pulled without breaking, of being softened by heat and hardened by cold, of retaining the shape and form given, of resistance to pressure and decay, would probably be included- whether or not such terms as malleable or fusible were used. – How We Think by John Dewey
  3. In answer to this, it may be observed, that if a number of strata differing greatly in composition from each other be subjected to equal quantities of heat, or hydrothermal action, there is every probability that some will be much more fusible or soluble than others. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  4. Water pipes extend along the ceiling of a building and are fitted with plugs of some fusible alloy, at short distances apart. – An Introduction to Chemical Science by R.P. Williams
  5. At the same time the enclosed and more fusible steel is partially melted, so that the impurities are partly forced out and partly diffused throughout the mass by the rolling. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  6. It is more fusible than copper, and not so apt to tarnish. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  7. If such forms are required in silver, or any other difficulty fusible metal, the shells may be filled with wax or resin, then dissolved away; and the remaining waxen form may serve as the pattern from which a plaster mould may be made for casting the metal. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  8. If the coal contains an excessive quantity of sulphur, trouble will result from its harmful action on the metal of the boiler where moisture is present, and because it unites with the ash to form a fusible slag or clinker which will choke up the grate bars and form a solid mass in which large quantities of unconsumed carbon may be imbedded. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  9. These are infusible, and something must be added to render them fusible. – An Introduction to Chemical Science by R.P. Williams
  10. Whether the substance is fusible or infusible. – The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis by Frederick Hutton Getman
  11. It is much less fusible than ordinary soda- glass, and passes through a longer intermediate or viscous stage when heated. – A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing by Bernard D. Bolas
  12. For this White and Fusible substance will receive into it self, without spoyling them, the Colours of divers other Mineral substances, which like it will indure the fire. – Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664) by Robert Boyle
  13. On the other hand, lavas less fusible, or poured out at a lower temperature, stiffen when they have flowed but a short distance, and accumulate in a steep cone. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  14. Intrusive sheets may extend a score and more of miles, and, like the longest surface flows, the most extensive sheets consist of the more fusible and fluid lavas,- those of the basic class of which basalt is an example. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton