white-hot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj white-hot glowing white with heat "white flames","a white-hot center of the fire"
    • adj white-hot intensely zealous or fervid "fierce white-hot loyalty"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a White-hot White with heat; heated to whiteness, or incandescence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • white-hot Heated to full incandescence so as to emit all the rays of the visible spectrum, and hence appear a dazzling white to the eye. See radiation and spectrum, and red heat, white heat (under heat).
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Usage

In literature:

Then, at last, the white man found the trail when it was hot.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls in the Hills" by Janet Aldridge
Beat again, add the whites, and bake quickly on a hot griddle.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
They were kept in till they were white-hot.
"Chambers's Elementary Science Readers" by Various
You can hardly realize what it means to sit down in a homelike place, to get a hot cup of tea served on a white tablecloth.
"With Our Soldiers in France" by Sherwood Eddy
For a very long time the white-hot sunshine glowed on their flanks.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Beat, add lightly the stiffly beaten whites of two eggs, fill hot buttered gem pans two-thirds full, and bake in a hot oven.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
Put salmon steaks into a buttered baking-pan with half a cupful of hot water and half a cupful of white wine.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
There was something awe-inspiring about the big cadet as he crouched over the torch, its white-hot flame reflected in his grim features.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
He resented it with the white-hot passion of the Midi.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
The hot white light of this open country makes my eyes ache and seems to dry my soul up.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
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In poetry:

And the street without was narrow,
And dusty, and hot, and mean;
But the bush that bore white roses,
She leaned to the fence between:
"Thisbe" by Helen Gray Cone
"Come, bring us, with speed, a pound of the weed
"From India brought over the main,
"With pipes long and white, a hot poker, or light;
"Nor let them be call'd for again.
"A Song Concerning The Devil And The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
She ceased,
And while white arms were 'round my neck
And kisses on my lips were hot,
And love stood waiting at my beck,
I only know, I recked it naught — Life seemed so old!
"A Memory Tone" by James Edwin Campbell
As on all its sides a kitchen-match darts white
flickering tongues before it bursts into flame:
with the audience around her, quickened, hot,
her dance begins to flicker in the dark room.
"The Spanish Dancer" by Rainer Maria Rilke
And it isn't the shame and it isn't the blame
That stings like a white hot brand
It's coming to know that she never knew why
(Seeing, at last, she could never know why)
And never could understand!
"The Vampire" by Rudyard Kipling
A world all hot with sunshine, with a hot, white sky above it--
Oh then I feel an alien in a land I'd call my own;
The rain is like a friend's caress, I lean to it and love it,
'Tis like a finger on a nerve that thrills for it alone!
"Wet Weather" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

The white hot peach sangria , adapted from a recipe from Cafe del Rey in Marina del Rey.
Soldiering On When the Job Is White Hot.
That's a lifetime for Chris Paul, who radiated a white-hot focus as crunch time approached.
Summer's hot cocktail made with white wine .
' White Wine In The Sun' On A Hot Christmas Day.
Why GOP opposition to her is no longer white-hot (+video).
Why GOP opposition to her is no longer white-hot .
Britney Wows in White Hot Bikini.
Agricultural demand creating 'white hot market' for ag tires.
White-hot atmosphere awaits UW in Tucson.
On a Brisk April Night, Whitehurst is White Hot.
'White Wine In The Sun' On A Hot Christmas Day.
Salma Hayek looked white hot in Stella McCartney at the designers show.
A celebration of life for Pam White, 58, of Hot Springs, who died Sunday will be from 2-4 pm at Prairie Bayou Church's Fellowship Hall, Bismarck.
The ladies of "Hot In Cleveland" (Betty White, Wendie Malick and Valerie Bertinelli) all discuss Betty's much-talked about crush on Robert Redford , but is Betty too nervous to actually meet him.
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In science:

Jeffries, Burleigh and Robb (1996) had previously predicted a hidden hot white dwarf as the most likely source of the EUV radiation in RE J0357+283.
A search for hidden white dwarfs in the ROSAT EUV survey
The hot white dwarfs detected in the ROSAT EUV and Xray all-sky surveys typically have very soft spectra compared to normal stars, particularly when the hydrogen column is low.
A search for hidden white dwarfs in the ROSAT EUV survey
An excess of flux blueward of 2800˚A was discovered, strongly suggesting the presence of a hot white dwarf.
A search for hidden white dwarfs in the ROSAT EUV survey
From their WFC count rates and S2/S1 ratios it is likely that two bright EUV sources which appear to be associated with inactive B stars (HR3665 and HR2875) will have hot white dwarf companions.
A search for hidden white dwarfs in the ROSAT EUV survey
First, White et al.496 detected an extremely bright and hot X-ray cluster at z = 0.54, then, Henry et al.213 did not detect any change in the slope of the cluster X-ray luminosity function with redshift.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
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