bottoms


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bottoms

[′bäd·əmz]
(chemical engineering)
Residual fractions that remain at the bottom of a fractionating tower following distillation of the lighter components.
(petroleum engineering)
References in classic literature ?
Why, yes; the lower bottom unscrews," said the Tin Woodman.
You have been a sailor long enough--and sent many stout ships and good men to the bottom of the sea.
The stone cannot be removed from its place by any force, because the hoop and its feet are one continued piece with that body of adamant which constitutes the bottom of the island.
At first they heaved with a will, but when the stone was half way up they let it drop suddenly, and it fell to the bottom broken into a hundred pieces.
Stooping, she raised the bottom of the canvas and looked beneath and beyond.
I crouched in the bottom of the dingey, stunned, and staring blankly at the vacant, oily sea.
They gazed down into the water, which was so transparent that it seemed as if they could have seen the gold and silver at the bottom, had there been any of those precious metals there.
To keep ships afloat is his business; it is his trust; it is the effective formula of the bottom of all these vague impulses, dreams, and illusions that go to the making up of a boy's vocation.
Toby's scheme, and it was a desperate one, was to entrust ourselves to these treacherous-looking roots, and by slipping down from one to another to gain the bottom.
The diffidence, then, with which I venture to dispute their authority would be overwhelming did I not feel, from the bottom of my heart, that learning has little to do with the imagination-intellect with the passions-or age with poetry.
Good went next, and I came last, carrying the basket, and on reaching the bottom lit one of the two remaining matches.
I told Juag to hail them and get what information he could, while I remained in the bottom of our canoe as much out of sight as possible.