Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A well or boring from which natural gas escapes persistently and in considerable quantity.

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Examples

  • Coots, which provides pressure-control services as well as emergency response and control of oil - and gas-well blowouts and well fires, jumped 25% to $2.93 in early trading Monday.

    Coots Rallies on Halliburton Buyout Deal

  • The privately-owned Chinese oil - and gas-well services provider fell 13.3% from its initial public offering price, dragged down by the overall market's fall.

    Tokyo, Hong Kong Finish Lower

  • In taking care of the mineral resources a stop has been put to waste as foolish as it was criminal; for example, a gas-well which had flowed to waste until six million dollars 'worth of gas had been lost was stopped and stored at the cost of five thousand one hundred dollars.

    X. Bird Reserves at the Mouth of the Mississippi

  • And for a while silence fell between them there -- silence broken only by their troubled breathing and the cadenced roaring of the huge gas-well flame outside the prison wall.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • "Come!" answered the aged man, his voice high and tremulous above the howling tumult and the roar of the great gas-well.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • Why, when they first began to bore for salt water out on the Kanawha, back about the beginning of the century, they used to get gas now and then, and then they considered it a failure; they called a gas-well a blower, and give it up in disgust; the time wasn't ripe for gas yet.

    A Hazard of New Fortunes — Volume 4

  • Everybody rose and peered over at the thing, while he explained the work of sinking a gas-well, as he had already explained it to

    A Hazard of New Fortunes — Volume 4

  • Everybody rose and peered over at the thing, while he explained the work of sinking a gas-well, as he had already explained it to Frescobaldi.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • Kanawha, back about the beginning of the century, they used to get gas now and then, and then they considered it a failure; they called a gas-well a blower, and give it up in disgust; the time wasn't ripe for gas yet.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • Volatile byproducts sparked gas-well fire The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says a company failed to properly manage flammable byproducts that caused a gas-well fire that injured three workers in February.

    The Seattle Times

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