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burning

1. a form of heat treatment used to harden and finish ceramic materials or to prepare certain ores for further treatment by calcination
2. overheating of an alloy during heat treatment in which local fusion or excessive oxide formation and penetration occur, weakening the alloy

burning

Conversion of one element to another by nuclear fusion, such as hydrogen to helium or helium to carbon.

burning

[′bər·niŋ]
(engineering)
The firing of clay products placed in a kiln.
(metallurgy)
Permanent damage to a metal caused by heating beyond temperature limits of the treatment.
Deep pitting of a metal caused by excessive pickling.

burning

The flame cutting of metal plates to a desired shape.
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Men and women danced in moccasins, and the place was soon a-roar, Burning Daylight the centre of it and the animating spark, with quip and jest and rough merriment rousing them out of the slough of despond in which he had found them.
Few men knew Elam Harnish by any other name than Burning Daylight, the name which had been given him in the early days in the land because of his habit of routing his comrades out of their blankets with the complaint that daylight was burning.
While I was considering that some one must have been there lately and must soon be coming back, or the candle would not be burning, it came into my head to look if the wick were long.
My burning arm throbbed, and my burning head throbbed, and I fancied I was beginning to wander.
Towards two o'clock in the morning, the burning light reappeared, not less intense, about five miles to windward of the Abraham Lincoln.
We were not a hundred feet from the burning focus, the light of which increased and dazzled our eyes.
Stepping out from behind my tree and looking back, I saw, through the black pillars of the nearer trees, the flames of the burning forest.
Beyond this was another arm of the burning forest, with yellow tongues already writhing from it, completely encircling the space with a fence of fire.
He spent half the day extending his campfire to the tree, at any moment a half dozen burning faggots ready at hand to fling at his enemies.
She sprang away, yelling with pain, and while he took delight in the smell of burning flesh and hair, he watched her shaking her head and growling wrathfully a score of feet away.
For hours the frenzy of her passion possessed the burning hand-maiden of the Flaming God, until at last sleep overpowered her and she lapsed into unconsciousness beside the man she had sworn to torture and to slay.
he and his son were being passed from hand to hand, through the dense crowd in the street, and were glancing backward at a burning pile which some one said was Newgate.