To raise steam

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To raise steam to produce steam of a required pressure.
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Usage

In literature:

If that don't do it we'll raise an umbrella over her and throw a sheet over, and hold the kettle under till the steam gets to her that way.
"One Basket" by Edna Ferber
The time taken in raising steam to 60 lb.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885" by Various
Scott found decisions to bank fires, to raise steam or to let fires out, most difficult at this time.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
I was ordered to raise steam for full speed at 7.0 a.m. and proceeded thither.
"A Source Book Of Australian History" by Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
The Kent was at once ordered to weigh, and a general signal was made to raise steam for full speed.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915" by Various
To make a new island's an excellent scheme; And I think, my dear VULCAN, we'll raise it by steam.
"Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844" by Various
Messrs. Shand and Mason's small engine did not raise the steam to 100 lbs.
"Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction" by James Braidwood
They decided to raise steam pressure enough to equal the compression of the fuel.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
So, when over their cups, they always make certain they can see bottom before raising the steaming bowl to the lip.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
He returned to the engine and raised a full head of steam.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
A message from the senior officer is signalled to us to have steam raised, to proceed to sea at midnight.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
When the mess began to simmer and steam the poor patient raised herself on one elbow to look at it.
"Stranded in Arcady" by Francis Lynde
About 40 gallons of water are now run into the bleached oil and the temperature raised by open steam to 150deg.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
A jet of steam raised itself now and then to the level of my own floor.
"The White Man's Foot" by Grant Allen
When he looked back again, Joe Halkett had slipped forward and had raised his hand to shut off steam.
"Sergeant Silk the Prairie Scout" by Robert Leighton
In raising the steam before proceeding to Niagara, the boiler was partially burst.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
Thus as to steam it was first applied to the raising of water from mines and then to road vehicles.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
Steam was up by this time, and within five minutes of raising the boat to the davits we were under weigh.
"The Beautiful White Devil" by Guy Boothby
This means that the fireman can raise 40 or 60 pounds of steam and attend to his other work around the dairy or barn.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
A safe rule is to raise the temperature one degree in the first five minutes after the steam has been turned on.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
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In poetry:

To him the daily hymns they raise:
His tastes are sought: his will is done:
He sniffs the putrid steam of praise,
Place for true England here is none!
"Lines To A Friend Visiting America" by George Meredith