from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The tip or armature of a gas-burning lamp or bracket, through which the gas is caused to issue for consumption.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The jet piece of a gas fixture where the gas is burned as it escapes from one or more minute orifices.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame


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  • Can be reheated in a dry iron skillet, over your gas-burner flame or in the oven wrapped in foil.

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  • Can be reheated in a dry iron skillet, over your gas-burner flame or in the oven wrapped in foil.

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  • 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.

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  • The American traveller, in the present case, declined to believe that his bedroom was in a complete finished state without a gas-burner.

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  • A simple gas-burner was alight over the counter crowded with phials.

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  • From the gas-burner which he lit rose a flame equal to a jet of electric light.

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  • Trent jerked the gas-burner into gear and screamed away.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • "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." --Cent. Dict.

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