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Burning Off

 

the clearing of land by the removal of vegetation by burning. The method has been used to prepare forest soil for the cultivation of agricultural crops (slash and burn farming). In grassland management, meadows and pastures are burned off to improve the composition of grasses and to raise their productivity. Burning off is used at logging sites to clear logging waste, brush, and undesirable tree growth. Measures to prevent the spread of fire must be observed.

burning off

Heat-softening an age-dried paint film by use of an acetylene torch or blowtorch to permit its removal by scraping.
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he wouldn't shy if he was to meet a vagin-load of monkeys with their tails burned off.
Add it all up and you could have burned off your Christmas Pud without even thinking about it
9 billion cubic feet of gas was burned off into the atmosphere through October 2014.
The drinks giant said: "The problem is people are taking on calories that aren't being burned off.
That is an area we are trying to explore and we are trying to produce a monitor of how well you have burned off some body fat," the Telegraph quoted Hancock, as saying.
Every 10 hours of operation, the OBOE takes approximately 1/4-gal of oil from the engine and injects it into the fuel system where it's burned off.
Paul Sculthorpe and Paul Wellens, two of St Helens' biggest stars, are helping to launch the Calorie Map which will show the number of calories burned off on each walk based on the number of steps.
To be safe, turn the barbecue on to a high heat and allow anything that remains on the grill to be burned off before putting meat on the barbecue.
AS the gas began to coalesce, new stars burned off the hydrogen fog.
Jet fuel (call it kerosene) does not burn at a high temperature and would have burned off completely in a maximum of ten minutes.
It's an activity that can set you up for a hearty breakfast in the morning, having burned off more than 200 calories in the process.
When the resin binders completely burned off at 360C (680F), the contraction process stopped, and the sand grains, free of resin binders, started to expand.