Blast draught

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blast draught the draught produced by a blower, as by blowing in air beneath a fire or drawing out the gases from above it.
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Usage

In literature:

Instead of the magnet, a draught or blast of air may be employed with some advantage.
"Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency" by Nikola Tesla
Instead of expressing his passionate desire for a "draught of the howling blast," he prolonged the "Oh!
"Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader" by R. M. Ballantyne
Instead of expressing his passionate desire for a "draught of the howling blast," he prolonged the "oh!
"Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader" by R.M. Ballantyne
A blast of wind brought in a sheet of rain that dampened the ashes swept from the fireplace by the sudden draught.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
The mode of employing the steam-blast for the purpose of increasing the draught in the chimney, was also the subject of numerous experiments.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
A sucking draught of wind swept through the camp, and the fire leaped up as from the blast of an underground bellows.
"The King of Arcadia" by Francis Lynde
In locomotive boilers the draught is produced by the blast or the exhaust steam.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
A steam-blast in the chimney gave the requisite strength of draught.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
The draughts which I have drunk impel me as violent blasts.
"Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Andrew Lang
The mode of employing the steam-blast for the purpose of increasing the draught in the chimney, was also the subject of numerous experiments.
"Stories of Invention" by Edward E. Hale
The transition, from gulping down draughts of liquid fire to puffing out innocuous blasts of dry smoke, was so like cheating him.
"The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb" by Charles Lamb
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