• WordNet 3.6
    • n carburetor mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Carburetor (Chem) An apparatus in which coal gas, hydrogen, or air is passed through or over a volatile hydrocarbon, in order to confer or increase illuminating power.
    • Carburetor One that carburets; specif., an apparatus in which air or gas is carbureted, as by passing it through a light petroleum oil. The carburetor for a gasoline engine is usually either a surface carburetor , or alternatively a float carburetor called also float-feed carburetor or spray carburetor ). In the former air is charged by being passed over the surface of gasoline. In the latter a fine spray of gasoline is drawn from an atomizing nozzle by a current of air induced by the suction of the engine piston, the supply of gasoline being regulated by a float which actuates a needle valve controlling the outlet of the feed pipe. Alcohol and other volatile inflammable liquids may be used instead of gasoline.
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In literature:

Coal on Mars, for instance, had to burned under synthetic air pressures, like the old carburetor.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
The driver opens the throttle a little and tickles the carburetor, and the engine is started up.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
The carburetor is the mixer.
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
Have I flooded the carburetor?
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
If more time than this is required, carburetor adjustments, position of the choke lever, etc., should be looked after.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
A carburetor had not been built, nor had a satisfactory burner or belt-shifting device.
"The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology" by Don H. Berkebile
He knew that Steve probably had turned the carburetor mixture to too lean or too rich.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Carburetor icing was an impossibility because there was no carburetor.
"The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928" by Robert B. Meyer
Has the last word been said as to the carburetor?
"Conservation Through Engineering" by Franklin K. Lane
There was a dead spot in the carburetor.
"Test Pilot" by Jimmy Collins
I think she has pneumonia of the carburetor.
"The Wishing Well" by Mildred A. Wirt
Andy guessed that some of Gus Talbot's careless tactics had put the magneto or carburetor out of commission.
"Airship Andy" by Frank V. Webster
The magneto was pushed, the carburetor opened, and out we rushed after the shouting beasts.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
I am as ignorant of a carburetor as of the black stomach of a zebra.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
Sand had been placed in the carburetor by persons whom Frank had little difficulty in mentally identifying.
"The Boy Aviators' Flight for a Fortune" by Wilbur Lawton
Having learned that much, she opened the carburetor to see if the gasoline was flowing all right.
"The Girls of Central High at Basketball" by Gertrude W. Morrison
There still was no carburetor, a gear pump metering the fuel in the same manner as on the 1904-1905 engine.
"The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design" by Leonard S. Hobbs
Flooding the carburetor with gasoline, he gave the engine a quick turn over.
"Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer" by J. W. Duffield
There was a noise of violently shifted gears and then the heavy, greasy odor of a flooded carburetor.
"The Rest Hollow Mystery" by Rebecca N. Porter
A carburetor had not been built, nor had a satisfactory burner or belt-shifting device.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous

In news:

To do this, bring the engine to idle, and while holding the rotor head with one hand, pinch the fuel line going to the carburetor.
I know the resin companies have the blowers , mill & carburetors fairly straightforward, but how to go about making the snakepit of tubing.
FORD FLATHEAD EDELBROCK SU349 TRI-POWER w/3 FORD '94' CARBURETORS This is a beautiful Edelbrock SU349 flathead Ford tri-power.
Our carburetor of choice was the Holley 1050 Ultra Dominator.
Pinching the fuel line will prevent fuel from entering the carburetor, so the engine must run on whatever fuel is already there.
However, the pumped engine usually have a larger carburetor throat.
In desperation, some owners even reverted to carburetors.
Kevin Parent was boasting new sponsorship from Dart Machinery and packing a nasty 528ci engine with Dart Big Chief heads, Dart cast intake with a single Pro Systems SV1 carburetor, and a single NOS fogger system.
The carburetor that sets up for long periods with stale gasoline in its bowls is a candidate for problems.
Prev Corvette Carburetor Rebuild .
750CFM 4160 Series Carburetor Rebuild .
On the strength of a recommendation from Holley, who sent us there on a mission to dial in our Holley vacuum secondary style carburetor.
View this Rochester 2G Carburetors Photo 4.
In this engine tech article Sean Murphy of SMI continues his graduate-level racer's education on Rochester carburetors by giving us the lowdown on the two-barrel 2G carb.
Prev 131 1104 Whoops Special Shit Top Trail Fixes Carburetor Fix.