Usage examples for incombustible

  1. But his experiments have been carefully repeated by qualified persons, and they have completely proved his ignorance: his rhodium is iron, and his silicon an impure incombustible coal. – Familiar Letters of Chemistry by Justus Liebig
  2. The pennygrab seemed to have become incombustible, and the match died futilely. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. They pushed forward galleries formed of hurdles of green reeds, and oaken semicircles like enormous shields gliding on three wheels; the workers were sheltered in little huts covered with raw hides and stuffed with wrack; the catapults and ballistas were protected by rope curtains which had been steeped in vinegar to render them incombustible. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  4. This bamboo is incombustible. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  5. The entire crowd became emotional, and a dozen lighted matches were thrust forward toward an apparently incombustible cigar with which Potts had long striven. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  6. A heavy, colorless, incombustible gas. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  7. I think I may say I am old and incombustible enough to be trusted. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  8. In other types of so- called wickless stoves, the burners are equipped with asbestos or other incombustible material. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  9. It is therefore considered an incombustible foodstuff. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  10. The space between should be filled with loose crushed cinders or other porous incombustible material to form a fire stop. – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  11. Iron is not incombustible at all. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  12. It is bulky and of an awkward shape, it is heavy, it is completely incombustible, it is chemically unstable, and its decomposition yields great volumes of highly odorous gases, and it nevertheless contains identifiable structures of the highest degree of permanence. – The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman