To boil away

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To boil away to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by the action of heat.
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Usage

In literature:

She met Lucyet's unsmiling eyes for a moment; then she, too, looked away, hurriedly, helplessly, to the dish of boiled potatoes.
"A Christmas Accident and Other Stories" by Annie Eliot Trumbull
Always boil the nozzle and clean out the bottle when the atomizer is to be put away.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Fill up as the water boils away, and take care not to scorch.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
If the water boils away, and the soup gets too thick, add some boiling water to it.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The Hydnums are sometimes slightly bitter and it is well to boil them for a few minutes and then throw away the water.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
This fish, too, ran right to my feet, then in a boiling splash sheered away.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
As the water boils away, the float lowers slightly and allows water to enter the boiler.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The use of the sirup gauge and care not to boil the sirup too violently would do away with all uncertainty in jelly making.
"Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies: Household Methods of Preparation" by Maria Parloa
It makes my blood boil to think of those scoundrels getting away after trying to run us down, and to shoot you!
"Mrs. Cliff's Yacht" by Frank R. Stockton
Chop them up and boil to rags in a copper, filling up your copper as the water boils away.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
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In poetry:

Forget that kettle, Jamie, and that pot of boiling broth,
I know a dismal story of a candle and a moth.
For while your pot is boiling and while your kettle sings
My moth makes love to candle flame and burns away his wings.
"Pot And Kettle" by Robert Graves

In news:

Water-based coolant (right) has begun to boil away, while waterless coolant has not begun to boil.
When payloads are launched with cryogenic propellants , the propellants have to be loaded at the last minute since they start boiling off right away.
A pot sitting on my stove's back burner holds close to five pounds of green peanuts covered with salty water and boiling away.
To peel a tomato, cut a shallow "X" in the blossom end, then blanch the tomato in a pot of boiling water just until the skin begins to peel away from the cut -- from five to 30 seconds.
And this boils down to the predecessor 's role in the business, right up to the minute they turn it over to someone else and walk away.
If you know how to boil water, you can stock away sweet, juicy, peak-season produce in a few simple steps.
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In science:

When gauging away the unphysical Higgses this Lagrangian boils down to −c(v + h)¯ee/√2 hence the electron acquires a mass me = cv/√2 while the neutrino remains massless.
Quantum theory for the Standard Model
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