Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the principal underground pipes which convey gas from the gas-works to the places where it is to be consumed.

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Examples

  • Celeste covered her head, fearing a gas-main explosion to follow, but before she could get up and run to safety, Azrael released a thunderous command.

    Surrender the Dark

  • Celeste covered her head, fearing a gas-main explosion to follow, but before she could get up and run to safety, Azrael released a thunderous command.

    Surrender the Dark

  • The rest of what happened made the news as gas-main explosions and noxious-fume buildup.

    Surrender the Dark

  • The rest of what happened made the news as gas-main explosions and noxious-fume buildup.

    Surrender the Dark

  • While the city isn't likely to blare the sirens because of an earthquake everyone would presumably know that one struck it could use them in the aftermath to warn of localized emergencies such as a fire or a gas-main break, assuming the sirens are still operational.

    Sirens Ready to Sound Alarm

  • Every few weeks now they were in council, asking for one gas-main franchise after another (special privileges in certain streets), asking for better (more profitable) light-contracts, asking for dock privileges in the river, a lower tax rate, and so forth and so on.

    The Titan

  • It had shown a crowd of survivors leaving the area where a gas-main had exploded, flattening almost a whole city block in some California town.

    The Waste Lands

  • The motion of the turbine is employed to rotate screens, coloured glasses, or any desired optical arrangements round the flames; or, in other situations, periodically to open and close a cock on the gas-main leading to the burners.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • Further production of gas only increases the thickness of the froth until it rises so high that it is carried forward through the gas-main into the next item of the plant.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • The generator must have a vent-pipe in case the gas-main leading to the holder should become blocked at any time, and the acetylene which continues to be evolved in all water-to-carbide apparatus, even after the supply of water has been cut off be unable to pass away.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

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