Usage examples for nitrogen

  1. However, a Kjeldahl analysis of the product shows that only a trace of nitrogen compounds is present. – Organic-Syntheses by Conant, James Bryant
  2. " Nitrogen can go hang," said he. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  3. We shipped only pure oxygen at about three pounds pressure, instead of loading it with a lot of useless nitrogen. – Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey
  4. For mankind could by no means digest it pure and unadulterated, just as we cannot live in pure oxygen but require an addition of four- fifths of nitrogen. – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  5. The air we breathe; composed of four parts of nitrogen and one part of oxygen, principally. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  6. Sawyer and Man proposed, in 1878, to make the bottom plate of glass instead of metal, and provided ingenious arrangements for charging the lamp chamber with an atmosphere of pure nitrogen gas which does not support combustion. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  7. We think in such English; we talk in it; to revolt from this style, to which the Associated Press has given the largest circulation on record, would be like protesting against the nitrogen in our air. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  8. A few men of science mingled in the conversation, like nitrogen in the atmosphere, and several vaudevillistes shed rays like the sparking diamonds that give neither light nor heat. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  9. Light a splinter and, slipping the cover to one side, thrust the flame into the jar of nitrogen, noting the effect. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  10. " There are three processes to extract nitrogen and oxygen from air. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  11. The former foodstuff contains the element nitrogen,- one of the necessary elements for the growth and maintenance of the body. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  12. I could see no trace of nitrogen. – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  13. Gardeners hold that a grape- border may be too rich in plant- food, especially too rich in nitrogen. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  14. Pure oxygen would be too active for us to live in, so it is mixed with nitrogen. – New National Fourth Reader by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes