To blow out


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To blow out To be driven out by the expansive force of a gas or vapor; as, a steam cock or valve sometimes blows out .
    • To blow out to extinguish by a current of air, as a candle.
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  • Michel De Saint-Pierre
    Michel De Saint-Pierre
    “An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?”
  • Walter Wriston
    Walter Wriston
    “The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.”
  • M. R. Dehaan
    M. R. Dehaan
    “It's not necessary to blow out your neighbor's light to let your own shine.”
  • Francis H. Bradley
    “One said of suicide, As long as one has brains one should not blow them out. And another answered, But when one has ceased to have them, too often one cannot.”


In literature:

When all was stowed, we carried enough explosives to blow the water out of the bay.
"A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"" by Russell Doubleday
It's enough to make Nicky blow his brains out.
"The Tree of Heaven" by May Sinclair
Browne gains the street, backing out of his gate as he blows a superfluous kiss to Miss Tilly Browne, his youngest.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 31. October, 1873." by Various
Half-stunned by a heavy blow on my helmet, I clung mechanically to my horse, who carried me out of the press.
"For The Admiral" by W.J. Marx
We're to have a blow-out to-night.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
It was now that a blizzard wind started to blow down from the plateau behind them out into the continually open sea in front.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
They had to rush out to beat down his native caution with quick blows.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
He continues his misbehaviour to their children, and finally blows his brains out.
"The English Novel" by George Saintsbury
You have merely to go to bed and blow out the candle.
"The Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde
It takes a strong wind to blow out a candle stuck into the neck inside the broken bottle.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton

In poetry:

With that there came an arrow keen
Out of an English bow,
Which struck Earl Douglas to the heart
A deep and deadly blow;
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
With that, there came an arrow keene
Out of an English bow,
Which strucke Erle Douglas to the heart,
A deepe and deadlye blow:
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
She cometh! My lily! my rose!
Queenlier,--purer, and sweeter!
Haste, every blossom that blows,
Pour out your perfumes to greet her!
"In My Garden Of Roses" by John Hartley
Here will the winds, that blow
Out of the haunted west,
Gold with the dreams that glow
There on the heaven's breast,
Lull him to rest.
"Rest" by Madison Julius Cawein
Far from the empire of my present days,
Where I perforce remain,
The wild, fresh airs of Spring blow to and fro,
Piping out Winter's reign.
"The Spring Afar" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
"You see, I am willing to marry my bride
Until you've arranged this affair;
I will blow out my brains when your honours decide
Which marries the sweet Vivandiere!"
"The Two Majors" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Come to find out, they were just blowing smoke.
Our Favorite Places to Blow Out the Candles.
If he shows, he'll have to blow out 124 candles.
Watch this hilarious video of little Kaylee trying to blow out her candles.
A blow out on the bottom that caused the oil to vent.
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
Josh blows Van Zandt away in rehearsal when he learns the BeeGees' "To Love Somebody" cold in 15 minutes after Van Zandt and Iovine talking him out of doing a Tom Jones tune and instead suggest this number.
He sat out two plays and re-entered the game after taking a vicious helmet-to-facemask blow from Steelers linebacker James Harrison with about six minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Hartsville blows out Union County to cap perfect season.
Here in The Wrecking Yard we have started blowing out tickets to the annual Metal In The Courtyard .
0The Toledo Rockets men's basketball team brought their 'A' game to Savage Arena on Saturday, blowing out Eastern Michigan 76-51.
Election officials report dozens of potentially fraudulent registrations in the state, in a blow to the Republican National Committee's get-out-the-vote operation.
But then the money ran out in the midst of an ill-performing economy, a particularly hard blow to a town that is almost entirely dependent on sales tax.
Promoters of the end-of-summer punk-rock blow-out Riot Fest are hoping to expand yet again by taking the festival outdoors to Humboldt Park.
Check out this video of a baby that just doesn't know WHAT to think about his mother blowing her nose.

In science:

If (M , g) is complete and non-compact, one can carry out a similar procedure with λ → 0, called “blowing down”, where geodesic balls, (about a given point), of large radius Bp(k/λ) are rescaled down to unit size, i.e. size k .
Cheeger-Gromov Theory and Applications to General Relativity
You might think that just removing singular points would be rather cheating, since the resulting manifold may turn out to be incomplete, that is, can be hit by a curve after finite proper length (you can go ‘there’), even though Φ and hence the physical metric blows up at this point.
Close encounters of black holes
The radiation would therefore blow out a polar cavity, allowing more Lyman-α photons to escape.
The First Stars
The last condition is shown in Fig. 4, in the plane φ − Mg (φ is the initial total to baryonic mass ratio of the ob ject) along with the regimes in which either blow-out (essentially a wind rather that a complete ejection of the baryons as in the blow-away case, see ) or no mass loss is taking place.
Pop III Objects and their Relationship with Dwarf Galaxies
For the crystalline grains at 9 AU from the star, the blow-out grain size limit is close to 65 µm (Figure 13).
On the HR 4796A circumstellar disk