burning point


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burning point

[′bər·niŋ ‚pȯint]
(engineering)
The lowest temperature at which a volatile oil in an open vessel will continue to burn when ignited by a flame held close to its surface; used to test safety of kerosine and other illuminating oils.
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All things had turned to ghosts; the whole mass of the world was insubstantial vapor, surrounding the solitary spark in his mind, whose burning point he could remember, for it burnt no more.
Behold, then, the candles lighted, the fire stimulated to the burning point in the grate, and our three worthies seated round a table, well spread with all the accessories to good fellowship enumerated before.
Amazed at how the kalachuchi can withstand intense heat before it reaches its burning point, Gomez says, 'It's beautiful, yes, but it's also very resilient, and we come from a district that's always hit by calamities.
They said Kashmir issue is a burning point in this region and if the issue is not settled peace will remain in danger.
And although Jeffers doesn't travel with a burning point to prove, he does want to show City fans that their club have produced a decent player.
According to the heat release curve, when the [O.sub.2] density is increased to 50%, the ignition burning point will be brought ahead and the total heat release will increase substantially.
Olive and nut oils are great for cooler preparation, but for high-temperature cooking I use grapeseed oil as it has lower burning point and minimal added aftertaste.
In another burning point, the government also wanted new security arrangements to be confined to greater Upper Nile region where fighting is mainly taking place and that the arrangement should not include the other two regions of Bahr el Ghazal and Equatoria.
Fired by injustice and with a burning point to prove, he sliced through the Three Lions' paper-thin defence.
In these experiments, the coated siding was exposed to 960[degrees]F heat--a temperature not uncommon for a brushfire, for example--until the siding reached the 392[degrees]F burning point.
Therefore, in case they are exposed to high temperature or to direct flame, heat does not accumulate in one spot and the wood does not reach the burning point or, at least, reaches there later.
The Apophis asteroid, first detected in 2004, will come within 22,000 miles (36,000km) of Earth when it passes by - nearer to the Earth than television satellites and so close it can be seen with the naked eye as a burning point in the sky.