muffle


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muffle

1
a kiln with an inner chamber for firing porcelain, enamel, etc., at a low temperature

muffle

2
the fleshy hairless part of the upper lip and nose in ruminants and some rodents

Muffle

 

a closed chamber in which material to be heated in a furnace is placed in order to prevent contact with products of combustion of fuel. Heat is transmitted to the material being heated through the wall of the muffle, which is made of molded firebrick or heat-resistant steel. In a number of cases, muffles are filled with a special protective gas. Compartment furnaces equipped with a muffle are frequently called muffle furnaces.

muffle

1. A material used to build up the core of a large plaster molding.
2. To deaden sound.
References in classic literature ?
The door couldn't muffle him, and the wall couldn't muffle him," Benjamin rejoined.
It might have been seven o'clock in the evening, and it was growing dark in the narrow streets near Golden Square, when Mr Kenwigs sent out for a pair of the cheapest white kid gloves--those at fourteen- pence--and selecting the strongest, which happened to be the right- hand one, walked downstairs with an air of pomp and much excitement, and proceeded to muffle the knob of the street-door knocker therein.
Saxon heard Billy muffle an ejaculation, and saw painted on his face the extremest astonishment.
I vish you could muffle that 'ere Stiggins, and take him vith you,' said Mr.
for which reason muffles are provided, that will effectually secure
Ed Erickson, a trainer from Isle, Minnesota, says, "The best method I've found for breaking most any dog to a beeper is to temporarily modify the locator by stuffing some cotton balls into the speaker and holding them in place with duct tape to muffle the sound.
Prior research has demonstrated that the condition of the soil may muffle noise, Schiphol said.
In previous studies, researchers have shown that a small, double-stranded piece of RNA can sometimes muffle the effects of a gene that has a complementary sequence.
Is it normal for a husband to muffle his mouth while speaking to his wife?
When I was taken to concerts as a child in the now defunct Town Hall it was drilled into me that one should not cough at all, but in extreme cases should use a handkerchief to muffle the sound (and collect germs).