boiler

Definitions

  • Stevens's Engine, Boiler, Screw-Propeller
    Stevens's Engine, Boiler, Screw-Propeller
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boiler sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
    • n boiler a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Babcock & Wilcox's Vertical Boiler Babcock & Wilcox's Vertical Boiler
Stationary 'Locomotive' Boiler Stationary 'Locomotive' Boiler
Babcock & Wilcock's Sectionasl Boiler Babcock & Wilcock's Sectionasl Boiler
WARMING THEIR LUNCHES AT THE BOILER-FIRE. A STRANGE WAY TO GO TO MEALS WARMING THEIR LUNCHES AT THE BOILER-FIRE. A STRANGE WAY TO GO TO MEALS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "Jerkwater" is a railroad term. Until about fifty years ago, most trains were pulled by thirsty steam engines that needed to refill their boilers from water towers next to the tracks. But some towns were so small and inconsequential that they lacked a water tower. When trains stopped in those places, the crew had to find a nearby stream or well and, bucket-brigade style, "jerk" the water to the train. Those little dots on the map became known as jerkwater towns.
    • Boiler (Mech) A strong metallic vessel, usually of wrought iron plates riveted together, or a composite structure variously formed, in which steam is generated for driving engines, or for heating, cooking, or other purposes.
    • n Boiler A sunken reef; esp., a coral reef on which the sea breaks heavily.
    • Boiler A vessel in which any thing is boiled.
    • Boiler One who boils.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boiler A person who boils.
    • n boiler A vessel in which anything is boiled. Specifically— A large pan or vessel of iron, copper, or brass, used in distilleries, potash-works, etc., for boiling large quantities of liquor at once.
    • n boiler A strong metallic structure in which steam is generated for driving engines or for other purposes. See steam-boiler.
    • n boiler Something, as a vegetable, that is suitable for boiling.
    • n boiler A small isolated reef or atoll below water.
    • n boiler A boiler whose cross-section is an oval or an ellipse.
    • n boiler A boiler made up of a number of tubes in which steam is generated; a water-tube boiler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Boiler one who boils: that in which anything is boiled: a vessel in which steam, usually for a steam-engine, is generated: a vessel for heating water for baths, &c
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Quotations

  • Jeff Dewar
    Jeff Dewar
    “Change happens in the boiler room of our emotions... so find out how to light their fires.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some consultants are like the bottom half of a double boiler: They get all heated up but don't know what's cooking.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The individual coffee-boiler of one man in the Army of Northern Virginia was always kept at the boiling point.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy
Then I'm taking a boiler and engine up this time and we can probably use a lot of firewood when we get to drilling.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
Alex ran thither, and quickly reappeared with the fine new boiler on his shoulder.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
That is by cooking it in a regular rice boiler.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
The boiler primed when he started and was not steaming well.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
The ship's boilers for cooking; the name is generally used, even where the apparatus may be made of iron.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Twenty-one steam-engines and thirty-five boilers were needed.
"James B. Eads" by Louis How
Another invention patented by Lord Dundonald at the same time was a modification of the boilers used for steam-engines.
"The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II" by Thomas Lord Cochrane
Apothecaries' vials were his steam boilers, and hollowed-out canes his steam-pipes.
"James Watt" by Andrew Carnegie
Fire was started under a steam boiler with wood.
"Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel" by Samuel William Johnson
All vegetables left over can be warmed again, either in a cream sauce, or put in a double boiler and steamed, adding a little more butter.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Gerani, he comes and he fools with the little boiler-clock.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
Drain, put in double boiler with broth from giblets and let boil 1 hour.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Keep it hot in a double boiler and just before serving add the yolks of 2 eggs and a wine-glass of sherry wine.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
The music was a cross between the noise made by a boiler shop during working hours and a horse fiddle at a country serenade.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
First the boilers gave way, loosened from their places by the heavy rolling of the ship.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
In a double boiler, put one pint of milk.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Her boilers were slightly protected by iron plates one inch in thickness.
"Life of Rear Admiral John Randolph Tucker" by James Henry Rochelle
It tears through the oaken timbers and into one of the steam-boilers.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
An ideal low pressure-boiler and pasteurizer for home and farm.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

His helm an iron pot, his hand
Held Luddite pike for burnish'd brand,
A boiler-lid, both large and strong,
Before him as his buckler hung.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
But sailors don¹t care - You can feed him on air
And bisuits as hard as a rock
But you can¹t make him sit on a boiler and sing
"Stop yer ticklin', Jock."
"The Sailor Comes Home With The Washing" by T W Connor
He'd always enjoyed the best of bad healthy
Except p'raps —a leak in his oiler!
But now he'd got sparks flying out of his funnel,,
And steam coming out of his boiler.
"The Scotch Express —From Ireland" by T W Connor
The Cap'n's voice by megaphone;
Th' siren's blasts; a shriek — a groan;
Th' hiss o' boiler steam;
Th' crash o' superstructure gear;
Th' gurgle o' water — near —
An' then, I 'spect, a dream —
"Signal Bill" by Burt Franklin Jenness
Then death leaped on them from all quarters in a moment,
And there were explosions of magazines and boilers rent;
And the fire and steam and water beat out all life,
But I hope the drowned ones are in the better world free from strife.
"The Loss of the 'Victoria'" by William Topaz McGonagall
Well, master, 'e was in the car, a-fiddlin' with the gear,
An' the 'orse was meditatin', an' I was standin' near,
When master 'e touched somethin'--what it was we'll never know--
But it sort o' spurred the boiler up and made the engine go.
"The Groom's Story" by Arthur Conan Doyle

In news:

Ex- Boiler Robbie Hummel works out for Indiana Pacers.
In boilers and scrubbers, solids accumulation (both dissolved and sometimes, in the case of the scrubber, suspended solids) can interfere with the operation of the unit.
In the boiler , high suspended solids and/or high dissolved solids can cause deposits on the inside of the boiler tubes.
Accurately Predicting Boiler -Controller Energy Savings.
There are three boilers at the Soldotna station, which are used to heat the concrete pads surrounding the gas pumps.
One of the boilers was overworked, Hale said.
Wooden stands used to prop up boilers are not uncommon.
Often, people place the boilers on makeshift tables constructed with two-by-fours and plywood.
Boiler Failure Causes Poisoning.
Road to Boiler MACT Takes Sharp Turns.
The OkoFEN boilers are made in Austria but imported and assembled by a company in Bethel, Maine.
Maine Energy Systems imports the OkoFEN boilers and then licenses companies to sell, install and maintain them.
The Environmental Protection Agency pledged not to enforce its pollution standards on boilers until a reconsidered rule is issued this year, even after a court said the regulations should be put in place.
According to Metso's Jouni Koskinen, Sales Manager, Boiler Conversions, the conversion will extend the boiler 's lifetime and allow for a possible capacity increase in the future.
"he conversion will improve the boiler 's availability, secure safe operation and reduce maintenance costs," said Koskinen.
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In science:

An ob ject-oriented algebraic steam-boiler control specification.
Verification of Timed Automata Using Rewrite Rules and Strategies
Abrial and al, editors, Formal Methods for Industrial Application: Specifying and Programming the Steam Boiler Control, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 379–402.
Verification of Timed Automata Using Rewrite Rules and Strategies
Washington, DC. REYNOLDS, O. 1874. On the extent and action of the heating surface for steam boilers.
On the Sieder state correction and its equivalent in mass transfer
On the other hand, it does mean something unambiguous, to multiply the pressure in the boiler by 17.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
The deviation from a simple power-law spectrum near the synchrotron self-absorption energy is due to the heating via self-absorption, which modifies the effective electron distribution (the synchrotron boiler effect ).
Sensitivity of JEM-EUSO to GRB Neutrinos
There is some boiler plate — the type variables a and b have to match the assumptions needed to build a tree.
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads
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