hot tear

hot tear

[′hät ¦ter]
(metallurgy)
A separation either internally or externally in a casting due to loadings or internal stresses or both; it results from improper solidification, and shrinkage near the temperature at which the casting is completely solid.
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Hot tears flowed from the large eyes of little Tibo.
As she spoke she pulled away the cushion with gentle force, and saw the green shade all crushed and stained with the few hot tears that told how bitter the disappointment had been.
All my hot tears in streamlets trickle Their course to thee!
Then he fell back into the arms of Kennedy, whose countenance was bathed in hot tears.
Quick hands snatched the bundle from the cook, and hungry mother arms folded the sleeping infant to her breast, while hot tears of joy ran down her cheeks and her whole frame shook with the emotion of the moment.
And then comes school life, with its bitter little sorrows and its joyous shoutings, its jolly larks, and its hot tears falling on beastly Latin grammars and silly old copy-books.
Long he gazed, with a wide, lingering look, while the other sat with bowed head, the hot tears rolling one after another from his eyes, and dripping upon his bosom, for he felt that the time of parting was near at hand.
The ground opened beneath the prince's feet; he sank into the chasm; and instantaneously it closed upon his head for ever, save where his hot tears welled up through the earth, and where they have continued to gush forth ever since.
Tess remained where she was a long while, till a sudden rebellious sense of injustice caused the region of her eyes to swell with the rush of hot tears thither.
She then sat down and wept; but her hot tears fell just where a rose-bush had sunk; and when her warm tears watered the ground, the tree shot up suddenly as fresh and blooming as when it had been swallowed up.
The doctor's eyes filled with sudden hot tears. The doctor's life was a singularly lonely one.
And a wail of anguish burst from him, great sobs shook all his frame, and hot tears ran down his cheeks and fell upon her.