Flashing point

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flashing point (Chem) that degree of temperature at which a volatile oil gives off vapor in sufficient quantity to burn, or flash, on the approach of a flame, used as a test of the comparative safety of oils, esp. kerosene; a flashing point of 100Ā° F. is regarded as a fairly safe standard. The burning point of the oil is usually from ten to thirty degree above the flashing point of its vapor. Usually called flash point.
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Usage

In literature:

It was like taking hold of a flash of forked lightning by the point.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
It must not be so volatile as to have a dangerously low flashing-point, nor so stable as to hinder its burning well.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
Sholto looked ruefully at the glittering blade which he held in his hand, flashing blue from point to double guard.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
Her little body flashed through a thick growth of bushes that hung over the chute at one point.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls in the Hills" by Janet Aldridge
They drew her; she looked up, her eyes flashed to the meeting-point; his widened in one long penetrating gaze.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Beautiful humming-birds flashed through the air like "winged jewels," and studded the dense foliage with points of many-coloured light.
"The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands" by Anonymous
He fired at point-blank range and flashed over the boat as its front end exploded.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
I thought a moment longer, then it came to me in a flash of understanding, and I pointed at the dead trees.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
Such an event is a mere spatial point-flash of instantaneous duration.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
That these flashes pointed directly at Scarborough we did not for a few minutes comprehend.
"The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915" by Various
Maraquita started, glanced at him a moment, and then, with flashing eyes and heightened colour, pointed at the three figures on the road.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
Then, quick as a flash, she turns and points to Stukey.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
The sparks in her eyes, the silver points of light, the flash of excitement, portended something.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Once more he pointed the electric torch upward and flashed a signal.
"Black Star's Campaign" by Johnston McCulley
After he had pointed it out, Mr. Hatfield went ahead, flashing the bright beam of his flashlight on the ground.
"Dan Carter and the Great Carved Face" by Mildred A. Wirt
Acetylene has a low flashing point, and there is question as to its safety.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
Yet we were now so high again, to avoid the surrounding hills, that his flash-lamp only looked a tiny point of light.
"The Zeppelin Destroyer" by William Le Queux
Opening the knife he pried the point into what looked by the aid of the flash like a harmless knot-hole just beneath the lowest shelf.
"The Mystery of the Hidden Room" by Marion Harvey
F. and flashing point of not less than 230 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various
A blinding flash came from the point where the missile struck and a white cloud rose in the air.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau
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In poetry:

Behind the scythes, swift-flashing, a wealth of gold corn lay,
In every brake a singing voice had some sweet word to say,
When we took the track together across a world of heather,
With Joy before us like a star to point the pleasant way.
"In Donegal" by Anna Johnston MacManus

In news:

How you pronounce the capital is becoming a flash point as some oppose heavy Russian influences.
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Flash Point airs on.
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This time it is in the South China Sea, the region's central waterway and a flash point for war.
Lost amid helmet hysteria Tuesday was the second part of our Flash Point exercise, an effort to determine the most significant moment in each NFC North team's franchise history.
At a Flash Point in Gaza, A Family's Deadly Ordeal.
GENERAL STRIKE COULD PROVE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC FLASH POINT .
Comedy Central arrives to cover election's flash point.
Donnie Yen plays a Hong Kong cop on the warpath in 'Flash Point'.
A "flash crash" in May 2010 sent the Dow down 1,000 points in minutes.
There was a certain millennial flash point when new wave-y New York City goth-pop quartet Interpol seemed as though it might play a major part in the cleanup of a half-decade's crappy music.
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