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)
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"Why, yes; the lower bottom unscrews," said the Tin Woodman.
The trap, being fastened to the pole, resists all his efforts to drag it to the shore; the chain by which it is fastened defies his teeth; he struggles for a time, and at length sinks to the bottom and is drowned.
Aching eyes scanned the horizon day and night until the weak and weary watchers would sink exhausted to the bottom of the boat, and there wrest in dream-disturbed slumber a moment's respite from the horrors of the waking reality.
But there was no isolated bush, nor modest brushwood, at the bottom of lofty trees.
Weak from terror, Rokoff sank shuddering into the bottom of the dugout.
'I've hit it this time, on Gold Bottom. I've took out forty-five ounces already.' And I went along, Skookum Jim and Cultus Charlie, too.
This enormous hole was beyond all measurement, and formed a gloomy abyss, the bottom of which the sun's rays could never reach.
For, if the town intended to be destroyed should have in it any tall rocks, as it generally falls out in the larger cities, a situation probably chosen at first with a view to prevent such a catastrophe; or if it abound in high spires, or pillars of stone, a sudden fall might endanger the bottom or under surface of the island, which, although it consist, as I have said, of one entire adamant, two hundred yards thick, might happen to crack by too great a shock, or burst by approaching too near the fires from the houses below, as the backs, both of iron and stone, will often do in our chimneys.
"Aye!" she answered, looking down upon him as he lay doubled up at the bottom of the boat.
But he had learned some news at the bottom of the sea.
They fastened some of the burning pine-wood to the end of the rope, and let it slowly down to the bottom of the abyss.
How hot it was at the bottom of that long tube of metal!