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- n. Maximum capacity or effort
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The methylated spirit lamp, which I use for wax modelling, was going full blast — an erg an hour — and the sliced apples were barely warm.
'You utter, utter, idiot,' Shelley hissed, giving him a full blast of that told-you-so look that priests were presumably required to master at seminary.
They started off a bunch of carriers at full blast years and years ago, and then they shedded as they passed by target stars.
Page 99 full blast now, and the time has come to test the metal and discipline of the troops, but if "Stonewall" is on the field we will soon hear a roll of musketry or crashing battery roar away off on the flank or rear of the sturdy fighting blue line in our front, and soon we see their battries limber up hastily and gallop back; for the guns must be saved, at all risk; then their infantry line slowly gives ground, and our cannoneers break out in a wild cheer, which is taken up by the infantry, and the shout of victory rings gloriously, up through the smoky pall, from the thousands of throats that we thought awhile ago were all still in death.
Then I race into the parking lot behind the jail, where I turn the air-conditioning on full blast and call Delia on my cell phone.
The Chinese horns and gongs were going full blast now, and there was more hullaballoo and racing about on the bridge as lines of British and Indian infantry came into view on the French left flank; in between there was a little line of dust, thrown up by hooves, and above it the twinkling lance-points and the thin slivers of the sabres: Fane's Horse and the Dragoon Guards, knee to knee.