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- n. Alternative spelling of blowout.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The cleaning of the flues of a boiler from scale, etc., by a blast of steam.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A feast; an entertainment; a great demonstration; a spree.
- n. A recess or hollow in a sand-dune formed by the action of the wind in carrying away the lighter particles.
- n. In electricity, a device for blowing out by an air-blast, a magnetic field, etc., the are formed in opening an electric circuit.
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Inspectors have already received training in evaluating the critical safety equipment known as blow-out preventers, and are witnessing tests the agency has started requiring of all drillers.
But in Sunday's volatile bus blow-out, the friendship that survived the war over "Tardy for the Party" and an alleged choking reached an end.
A sumptuous boar blow-out closes Mr. Greene's account, as if, all other approaches falling short, one fail-safe way to comprehend this beast is to eat him.
Why on earth didn't the EPA require periodic testing on blow-out valves to make sure they stay operational?
"It wasn't a blow-out peak, but it was clearly a good solid one," he said during an interview.
Environmentalists had hoped at the time of the BP oil disaster that the blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico would lead to a rethink about the wisdom of pursuing offshore oil in increasingly deeper waters.
In its final report, due to be delivered this morning, the oil spill commission will criticise the Obama administration for failing to go far enough to reform the offshore oil industry after the 20 April blow-out, sources briefed on the report said.
"You don't have these blow-out games like you used to see."
His new move, having lost three states in Tuesday night's big blow-out, is to attack Rick Santorum.
However, the committee, which is chaired by Tim Yeo, the Conservative MP and former environment minister, said that the British regulator should consider requiring all blow-out preventers to have a double, rather than a single, set of blind shear rams, which are supposed to cut through the drill pipe to close off the well in the event of a blow-out.