An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing acurrent of air, gases, etc.; an air passage; esp.:(a) A compartment or division of a chimney for conveying flame andsmoke to the outer air.(b) A passage way for conducting a current of fresh, foul, or heatedair from one place to another.(c) (Steam Boiler) A pipe or passage for conveying flame and hotgases through surrounding water in a boiler; -- distinguished from atube which holds water and is surrounded by fire. Small flues arecalled fire tubes or simply tubes. Flue boiler. See under Boiler.-- Flue bridge, the separating low wall between the flues and thelaboratory of a reverberatory furnace.-- Flue plate (Steam Boiler), a plate to which the ends of the fluesare fastened; -- called also flue sheet, tube sheet, and tube plate.-- Flue surface (Steam Boiler), the aggregate surface of fluesexposed to flame or the hot gases.
To free from infectious or contagious matter; to destroyputrefaction; to purify; to make innocuous.When the infectious matter and the infectious matter and theodoriferous matter are one . . . then to deodorize is to disinfect.Ure.
A slow alcoholic fermentation during which the yeast cellscollect at the bottom of the fermenting liquid. It takes place at atemperature of 4º - 10º C. (39º - 50ºF.). It is used in making lagerbeer and wines of low alcohol content but fine bouquet.
The connection between sovereign and subject by which they weremutually bound, the former to protection and the securing of justice,the latter to faithful service; allegiance. [Written also ligeancyand liegance.] Chaucer.
One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection or by addingauxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or eventsignified; the modification which verbs undergo for the indication oftime.
A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; -- usually in the plural. As a Numidian lion, when first caught, Endures the toil that holdshim. Denham.Then toils for beasts, and lime for birds, were found. Dryden.
That quality or property of anything which touches the feelingsor excites emotions and passions, esp., that which awakens tenderemotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth offeeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality; as, the pathos of apicture, of a poem, or of a cry.The combination of incident, and the pathos of catastrophe. T.Warton.
Vickers-maxim automatic machine gun
An automatic machine gun in which the mechanism is worked bythe recoil, assisted by the pressure of gases from the muzzle, whichexpand in a gas chamber against a disk attached to the end of thebarrel, thus moving the latter to the rear with increased recoil, andagainst the front wall of the gas chamber, checking the recoil of thesystem.
A disease of the hock (sometimes of the knee) of a horse,caused by inflammation of the synovial membrane and a consequentexcessive secretion of the synovial fluid; -- probably so calledbecause there is usually an oval swelling on each side of the leg,appearing somewhat as if a pin had been thrust through.
A cutaneous disease which first appears as blebs or as reddish,shining, slightly prominent spots, with spreading edges. These areoften followed by an eruption of dark or yellowish prominent nodules,frequently producing great deformity. In one variety of the disease,anæsthesia of the skin is a prominent symptom. In addition there maybe wasting of the muscles, falling out of the hair and nails, anddistortion of the hands and feet with destruction of the bones andjoints. It is incurable, and is probably contagious.Mycobacteriumleprae, curable in most cases by therapy with a combination ofantibiotics, but cases resistant to therapy are increasing.