To boil over

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To boil over See under Boil v. i.
    • To boil over to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so as to lose self-control.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Boiled grape juice was the fluid used as a lubricant for the first contact lenses. Eugene Flick, who invented contact lenses in 1887, chose boiled grape juice over sugar water to lubricate the thick glass lenses that covered the entire eye.
    • To boil over to bubble over the sides of the containing vessel, to break out into unrestrained indignation
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. boillir—L. bullīrebulla, a bubble.

Usage

In literature:

Put over the fire again, and when it comes to a boil throw in the points and cook until tender.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
And then he turned to the kettle, which was on the point of boiling over.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
Coranda killed him, skinned him, cut him up with the meat and vegetables, and put the whole to boil over the kitchen fire.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
I know it is; or the kettle is sure to boil over, or something.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Bring the vinegar to boiling point, and pour it over; seal and put aside.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
When it comes to a boil, pour over oysters.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Will you bring over a kettleful o' boiled potatoes to my house Thanksgivin' noon?
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
Set over a brisk fire and let come to a boil.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
That event added what was wanting to make the excitement and exasperation of England boil over.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Ned knew well enough that nothing ailed his horse, but he was so mad, he had to go out doors, for fear he'd boil over.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863" by Various
The people of the world got fed up, gave a pox to both their houses, boiled over, formed a world government.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
Well, I'll go an' see the milk doesn't boil over, an' be back in a jiffy to fasten it for you.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
Stir over a gentle heat until the eggs thicken, but do not allow to boil.
"New Vegetarian Dishes" by Mrs. Bowdich
Stir it well, and boil it quick, but do not suffer it to boil over.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
WHEN HALF DONE, TAKE IT OUT AND HANG IT INTO THE SMOKE TO TAKE ON COLOR; NOW BOIL IT OVER AGAIN AND FINISH IT LEISURELY.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
I could not make out their occupation; they seem to be roasting or boiling some root over a fire.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
He boiled over the thing and said he meant to square the account some day.
"Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist" by John T. McIntyre
Then she filled it with water and hung it over the fire to boil.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Add carrot mixture to milk and pour slowly over flour paste, stirring constantly; heat to boiling point and add cream.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
Just think how much worse you'd boil if you had anything to boil over.
"The Vision of Elijah Berl" by Frank Lewis Nason
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In poetry:

Archer goes like a shot, they can put on their pot,
And boil it to cover expenses;
Their pot will boil over, the run of his dover
He'll never earn over big fences.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

AIG Bonus Fury Took Awhile to Boil Over.
Water wars returning to boil over 'peripheral tunnel'.
AIG Bonus Fury Took Awhile to Boil Over .
When the water comes to a boil , carefully pour it over the corn.
Cook over high heat just until the water returns to a boil .
In a soup pot, bring water to a boil over high heat.
After a water main break and a precuationary boil order was issued over the weekend, Durant city officials say the town's water supply is safe to use.
In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently.2.
Now the tension is about to boil over.
It could be a sign that frustration is starting to boil over with the struggling team, which is bad.
In a medium pot over high heat, bring 9 cups water and salt to a boil.
Salt and enough water to cover by 1 to boil in large pot over high heat.
Bring to a rolling boil over medium heat, stirring often.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
Bring cream to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
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In science:

So the question now boils down to describe the simple k -groups which are isomorphic to a fixed split simple k -group over some extension L/k .
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
The proofs below will use the well-known “big blocks, small blocks” technique together with a β -mixing condition to boil down convergence to convergence of sums over i.i.d. blocks.
Limit theorems for empirical processes of cluster functionals
Maximum likelihood (ML) decoding over the BSC boils down to a search for the encoded message whose Hamming distance is nearest to the received message.
De-randomizing Shannon: The Design and Analysis of a Capacity-Achieving Rateless Code
This action ultimately boils down to a loss of predictability for the sender over the outcomes of the receiver’s measurements and, so, is directly detectable by the receiver revealing some of those outcomes for the sender’s inspection.
Information Tradeoff Relations for Finite-Strength Quantum Measurements
It is easy to check that the action of (12) boils down to a translation over p followed by a reflection in the line α13 = α23 .
Limits of Voronoi Diagrams
Counting the sum of multiplicities of the critical points of pn : p−n(Q) → Q boils down to doing the computation for each Qk and summing over k .
Continuity of Lyapunov exponents for polynomial automorphisms of $\mathbb{C}^2$
The advantage of H1 over H is that the functions in H1 are linear and hence the ERM problem with respect to H1 boils down to a convex optimization problem and thus can be solved in time poly(m), where m is the size of the training set.
Using More Data to Speed-up Training Time
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