Blast-pipe

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Blast-pipe a pipe in a steam-engine, to convey the waste-steam up the chimney
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. blǽst; cf. Ice. beása; Ger. blasen.

Usage

In literature:

A variable blast pipe, the orifice of which may be enlarged or contracted at pleasure, has been much used.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
The man flung down his pipe, snatched a trumpet from a bugler, and, springing up, blew a shrill blast.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
Give me another blast o' the pipe, for I must go home.
"The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Withoute pipe or bemys blaste, Our kyng worthyly he in paste.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
The lower blast-pipe arrangement is similar to the one first described.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
When the pipes had been blown up, and were once more in full blast, there was no longer any excuse for silence.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
Lo Pan himself, beneath a blasted oak, Dejected lies, his pipe in pieces broke.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
Whistle-blasts piped or roared singly and in pairs, a duet of steam voices, or blended at times into a puzzling chorus.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Your blast-furnaces expose the miners to as great danger as Lowrie's pipe.
"That Lass O' Lowrie's" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
His host had accompanied him up two pairs of stairs, carrying candles, and his meerschaum pipe in aromatic blast.
"" by E.W. Hornung
But, divle may care, yez shan't want the music while there's a blast in the pipes, anyhow!
"Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry" by William Butler Yeats
As we entered the living-room the three pipes were in full blast.
"A Cry in the Wilderness" by Mary E. Waller
But divel may care, yez shan't want the music, while there's a blast in the pipes, anyhow!
"Humours of Irish Life" by Various
The up-to-date way of drying hands is by holding them before a blast of air turned on from a pipe.
"Turns about Town" by Robert Cortes Holliday
The blast pipe comes through the wall, and enters the fire through a flue which slants downward.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
The tube is placed in the axis of the blast-pipe at its outer opening.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
That meant molten iron inside, melting the cone-shaped water-chamber around the blast pipe.
"Steel" by Charles Rumford Walker
These planes were placed opposite a blast from a fan issuing from a wooden pipe 18 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
Another, of music-hall celebrity, compared me to a blasted pipe-stem.
"The Celebrity at Home" by Violet Hunt
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In poetry:

Just whistle a bit, if the day be dark,
And the sky be overcast:
If mute be the voice of the piping lark,
Why, pipe your own small blast.
"Just Whistle A Bit" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Long murky clouds were hurrying fast
Across the starless sky,
Strange sounds came drowning up the blast
That piped by fits so high:
A winding gleam, and lo! the stream
Went wildly moaning by.
"Ned Connor" by Charles Harpur

In news:

Pipe bomb blast critically injures man.
Police investigate a situation at this home in the 300 block of M-37 in Hastings after a man was critically injured in a pipe bomb blast .
Gas company worker punctured pipe, spark ignited blast that hurt 18 people.
Pipe ' imperfection ' Found After Fatal Blast In Pa. Investigators looking into the cause of a gas explosion that killed five people in Allentown, Pa. Last week are focusing on an " imperfection " in a pipe near the blast site.
Pipe ' imperfection ' found after fatal blast in Pa. Nik Wallenda high-wire walk in Atlantic City.
Pipe's inability to handle weight behind massive 2011 gas line blast.
'Wilma' the pipe organ blasts sounds from the past at the New York State Fair.
REDWOOD CITY — There's enough evidence PG&E failed to test or replace its gas pipes for San Bruno blast survivors to seek what could be hundreds of millions of dollars in punitive damages , a judge ruled Tuesday.
In response to a February blast that killed six workers at a Connecticut powerplant under construction, the US Chemical Safety Board voted late last month to recommend a ban on use of natural gas to clean pipes.
Massachusetts gas company worker punctured pipe, spark ignited blast that hurt 18.
PG&E argues it shouldn't be on the hook for millions of dollars in punitive damages stemming from the San Bruno blast because it didn't know its gas pipe was fatally flawed, according to a recently filed motion.
Utility worker pierced pipe before Massachusetts gas blast.
REDWOOD CITY — There's enough evidence PG&E failed to test or replace its gas pipes for San Bruno blast survivors to seek what could be hundreds of millions of dollars in punitive damages, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Blast into space using PVC piping in this project that adults and kids can complete together.
After John Cena blasts CM Punk with a pipe, CM Punk kicks Mick Foley in the stomach: Raw, Sept 24, 2012.
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