Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tip or armature of a gas-burning lamp or bracket, through which the gas is caused to issue for consumption. Gas-burners are made in many shapes and types, but in all the object is to insure the complete exposure of the burning gas to a fresh supply of oxygen, and thus to obtain the greatest amount of light with the least expenditure of gas. The resulting flames assume the fancied forms of beaks, bats' wings, fish-tails, cock-spurs, etc., whence the different forms of burners have received distinctive names. The material used to tip or form the tops of the burners has also given names to them, as the lava-tip burner. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The jet piece of a gas fixture where the gas is burned as it escapes from one or more minute orifices.
- n. burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame
“Can be reheated in a dry iron skillet, over your gas-burner flame or in the oven wrapped in foil.”
“These he tore into very small fragments and burned the bits, — holding them over a gas-burner and letting the ashes fall into a large china plate.”
“The American traveller, in the present case, declined to believe that his bedroom was in a complete finished state without a gas-burner.”
“A simple gas-burner was alight over the counter crowded with phials.”
“From the gas-burner which he lit rose a flame equal to a jet of electric light.”
“Trent jerked the gas-burner into gear and screamed away.”
“Then he picked up from a little table a long iron tube, the end of which, resting on the table, terminated in a gas-burner that looked as though it had just been taken from some gas-cooking range.”
“This requires scales accurate to within 10 to 15 grams, a container for measuring out exactly 1 litre and a way of drying out the material: a drying kiln or oven, or a gas-burner and pan (maximum temperature: 105°C).”
“I haven't sold only three all day, sir; do, please sir, _do_ buy some! 'and as he stood under the one gas-burner which lit the hotel-porch, I saw that his eyes were red with weeping.”
“A single gas-burner threw a dim, uncertain light over the old desk, and lit up the figure of a tall, gray-headed man, who was bending over it.”
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