carbonisation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carbonisation the destructive distillation of coal (as in coke ovens)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • carbonisation etc. See carbonization, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carbonisation v.t. Car′bonise, to make into carbon
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. carbone—L. carbon-em, coal.

Usage

In literature:

Bloom becomes mute, shrunken, carbonised.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Carbonising of wool, 11.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Red or blue carbonised paper is used for tracing patterns; it is not a good medium though it may be an expeditious one.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
The process is known as "carbonising".
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
It is also obtained to a lesser extent from shale, iron, coke, and carbonising works.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
I opened my throat to allow the useless carbonised air to escape.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
While I was resting I stooped down to pick up a stone, and at the same time lifted a little bit of carbonised-looking stuff.
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford
Also of a man who dissolved amber without carbonising it, so that the solution was pale yellow, transparent.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
Oh, may they burn their wings there and be carbonised to the last one!
"Six Women and the Invasion" by Gabrielle Yerta
There was the cavity formed by the back of the head, and this cavity was coated with a very thin shell of carbonised matter.
"On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire" by Charles Hardwick
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In poetry:

There's the old rocking chair and the kid's rocking horse,
And rock cakes like carbonised coke.
There's a famous rock salt and the Rock of Gibralt,
And the rock that you're on when you're broke.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
Oh, Heaven! if was a frightful and pitiful sight to see
Seven bodies charred of the Jarvis' family;
And Mrs Jarvis was found with her child, and both carbonised,
And as the searchers gazed thereon they were surprised.
"Calamity in London" by William Topaz McGonagall