ebullition

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ebullition

[‚eb·ə′li·shən]
(physics)
The process or state of a liquid bubbling up or boiling.
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Perhaps it was the association in her mind of unexpected walks with the newly-born activities of the repentant Nutty that gave her the feeling that there must be some mental upheaval on a large scale at the back of this sudden ebullition of long-distance pedestrianism.
With this irrepressible ebullition of mirth, Master Bates laid himself flat on the floor: and kicked convulsively for five minutes, in an ectasy of facetious joy.
"Then, count, if you will not wait, we must look upon these projects as if they had never been entertained." The count bit his lips till the blood almost started, to prevent the ebullition of anger which his proud and irritable temper scarcely allowed him to restrain; understanding, however, that in the present state of things the laugh would decidedly be against him, he turned from the door, towards which he had been directing his steps, and again confronted the banker.
Albert vented his anger on a pile of newspapers, which he sent flying all over the office by switching them violently with his stick; after which ebullition he departed -- not, however, without walking several times to the door of the press-room, as if he had half a mind to enter.
Hepzibah had no natural turn for cookery, and, to say the truth, had fairly incurred her present meagreness by often choosing to go without her dinner rather than be attendant on the rotation of the spit, or ebullition of the pot.
He arose from the blow, adjusted his clothes, and made no attempt at retaliation at all -- merely muttering a few words about "taking summary vengeance at the first convenient opportunity," -- a natural and very justifiable ebullition of anger, which meant nothing, however, and, beyond doubt, was no sooner given vent to than forgotten.
But with a sudden well-assumed ebullition of spirits he drew her toward the dancing-floor, and as they swung around and around in a waltz she pondered on the iron heart of the man who held her in his arms and resisted all her wiles.
'Is that affectionate ebullition intended for my hair, or myself, nurse?' said I, laughingly turning round upon her; but a tear was even now in her eye.
I had received reports of your wife's ebullitions, but, supposing these outbursts to proceed from excess of laudable zeal, had refrained from drawing them to your attention.
On September 20, most of the C[O.sub.2] fluxes were outgoing emissions due to bubble ebullitions. The highest C[O.sub.2] emission (196.2 mg [m.sup.-2] [h.sup.-1]) occurred at 2:50 p.m.
Il est difficile de preciser la periode d'ebullition etant donne que dans le texte se precise ce lapse de temps correspondant a trois ebullitions.
The man who in his youth had been enraptured by a recitation of Aeschylus cannot help but to ridicule the bank robbers for bleeding the drama out of a live-or-die situation with their shopworn ebullitions and gestures.