American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or using a mixture of acetylene and oxygen: an oxyacetylene torch.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting the mixture of oxygen and acetylene.
- n. A mixture of oxygen and acetylene; burns at a high temperature and is used for cutting and welding metals.
- adj. Using this mixture e.g. an oxyacetylene torch
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a mixture of oxygen and actylene.
- n. a mixture of oxygen and acetylene; used to create high temperatures for cutting or welding metals
- oxy- + acetylene (Wiktionary)
“Blacksmiths today might also utilize oxyacetylene which is comparable to a blowtorch for a more precise heating.”
“He gives Bass Mantra a steel wool brush up, creating a high-tensile, claustrophobic track of inexorable build via oxyacetylene sputter and metallic rattle.”
“When he fails, even with an oxyacetylene torch and quartz test tubes, to replicate the 17th-century alchemist Hennig Brand's breakthrough in extracting glowing phosphorus from his own urine, Mr. Aldersey-Williams concludes that "whatever his delusions, Brand was clearly a formidable experimental scientist.”
“Gallery director Carl Goines convinced his father and fellow artists Jacob Martinez and Eric Froh to gather supplies to extricate the painting: an oxyacetylene torch, a Bobcat mini-tractor, a pickup truck and a gas-powered masonry saw with a new $400 blade.”
“He pulled over the oxyacetylene torch, fired up the thirty-two-hundred-degree-Celsius flame, and set to work.”
“Most 3rd world skilled builders/labourers have the most primitive and basic hand tools only. and arc/tig/mig or oxyacetylene would be beyond their purchasing power.”
“The solution was to use oxyacetylene torches to cut the heavy equipment into numbered parts and then weld them back together in Berlin, ready to roll.”
“Scotty Phillips has described how Crowe came at him with an oxyacetylene torch before the guitarist's incendiary solo on "You and Your Perfect Life.”
“I like a long, slender can," she said, preferring #10 orange - and cranberry-juice cans she burns with an oxyacetylene torch and renders into garden sculpture, candle holders and lanterns.”
“Chris Tymoshuk Oregon artist Chris Tymoshuk likes to work with #10 orange and cranberry juice cans, which she burns with an oxyacetylene torch and renders into garden sculptures, candle holders and luminous lanterns.”
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