burn off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v burn off clear land of its vegetation by burning it off
    • v burn off use up (energy) "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
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Usage

In literature:

I captured two Yankee vessels off the Azores, and burned them.
"Fighting for the Right" by Oliver Optic
Christy expressed his belief that the sun would burn the fog off soon after it rose.
"Stand By The Union" by Oliver Optic
There's a great flare some way off that looks like the burning villages we used to see round Ypres.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
They had left a light burning, and could see, as its beams were cut off now and then, that the intruder was moving about in their apartment.
"Andy at Yale" by Roy Eliot Stokes
Burning denunciation exploding within his heated brain was flung off in words to bite like spraying vitriol.
"Wolf Breed" by Jackson Gregory
To cure fits, the first time the child or person has one, tear off the shirt of the patient and burn it up, and no more fits will return.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
You had your buildings burned to throw us off the track.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
The best remedies are (1) clipping off and burning the nests when small, and (2) spraying the foliage with arsenical poison.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Many loaded guns went off while the houses were burning.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
They had burned several villages and driven off a good many cattle for meat.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
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In poetry:

When that strange flame went up the mountain side,
Were your forsaken lips so burned with gold
That the creatures of the wild stood off and cried,
And in your breast no blossom dared unfold?
"Annunciation" by Muriel Stuart
Lonely I sit and watch the fitful burning
Of prairie fires, far off, through gathering gloom;
While the young moon, and one bright star returning
Down the blue solitude, leave Night their room.
"Waiting" by Frances Fuller Victor
When I think of Moses it makes me to blush,
All on mount Horeb where I saw the burning bush;
My shoes I'll throw off, and my staff I'll cast away,
And I'll wander like a pilgrim unto my dying day.
"The Masonic Hymn" by Anonymous British
To Thee let her pour out her tears as drink-off'ring,
Let the breath of her sighing as incense-cloud be,
At her gate and her doorway she watches with prayer,
She is burning like flame with her passion for Thee.
"My Soul Shall Declare" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
WORLD, take good notice, silver stars fading,
Milky hue ript, weft of white detaching,
Coals thirty-eight, baleful and burning,
Scarlet, significant, hands off warning,
Now and henceforth flaunt from these shores.
"World, Take Good Notice" by Walt Whitman
The cruel pestilence arrives,
Cuts off a myriad human lives.
See the Flagellants' naked skin!
They scourge themselves for grievous sin.
Trembles the earth beneath God's breath,
The Jews shall all be burned to death.
"The Dance To Death. Act II" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

3 rescued from burning yacht off Miami Beach .
Three people were rescued from a burning yacht Saturday morning off of Miami Beach .
Natural gas is burned off next to an oil well being drilled by workers at a site August 23, 2011 near Tioga, North Dakota.
Thousands of Mozambicans walked home from work Thursday, after youths violently protested bus fare hikes by burning tires and attacking bus drivers, forcing buses off the streets.
BURN OFF YOUR TURKEY IN BETHLEHEM.
One writer said that cane burning gives off carbon dioxide, contributing to global warming.
Gingrich's Criticism of Obama Response to Koran-Burning Is Way Off-Base .
Newt Gingrich is way off-base in his criticism of President Obama's response to the Koran-burning controversy in Afghanistan.
Authorities are continuing to search for two workers who jumped from the burning platform into the Gulf of Mexico after their oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, sending flames and a cloud of black smoke into the sky Friday.
Channing Tatum Burns The Skin Off His D. January 15th, 2010 weldamfm.
Burn some calories and help your local community before heading off to your Thanksgiving Day celebration.
'Hot pants ' That Burn off Fat.
I love French Fries, but the thought of how hard I would have to work out at the gym to burn off those pesky calories deters me from eating one of my favorite foods.
When Neeraj Bewtra left his job as a New York bond trader in 2008, he was burned out and looking to take some time off, a six-month sabbatical perhaps.
Kum & Go, with the help of Iowa Governor Chet Culver, a longtime advocate of cleaner-burning biofuels, kicked off a special promotion yesterday by offering E85 fuel for.
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In science:

The center of core is too cold to ignite carbon burning, which is instead ignited off-center.
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
In ordinary classical novae, the nuclear burning of the supersoft phases turns off relatively quickly, but it was sustained in T Pyx because of the high-mass WD and the proximity of the secondary star.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
This probably indicates asymmetry in the explosion, in qualitative agreement with models where a deflagration burns off-center, and is followed by a detonation.
Type Ia Supernovae as Stellar Endpoints and Cosmological Tools
The work-around in the ASM case was to burn the conducting carbon off the affected anodes and to guard against operating at very high rates.
The Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer
The approximate position of the lithium burning cut-off, 0.060M⊙ , is highlighted.
Three Wide-Separation L dwarf Companions from the Two Micron All Sky Survey: Gl 337C, Gl 618.1B, and HD 89744B
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