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  • n. Plural form of gasometer.


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  • Looking south and across the canal vast gasometers rise and fall in the distance behind the tombstones.

    January « 2009 « Squares of Wheat

  • Listed by English Heritage, which is insisting on their reconstruction nearby, the King's Cross gasometers were the finest examples of a very simple piece of technology.

    In praise of… gasometers | Editorial

  • Very few of those that survive are in use; some, such as the King's Cross gasometers, are set to be converted into flats or in the case of the last to come down a park.

    In praise of… gasometers | Editorial

  • The last of the great gasometers which cast their shadows over this bit of north London for a century and a half has been taken down.

    In praise of… gasometers | Editorial

  • You can find another use of old gasometers in Leipzig and Dresden in Germany.

    Gasometers Reimagined as Apartment Community

  • For a hundred years or so, Vienna invested in coal/gas energy, but when the plant wasdecommissioned there were four large gasometers remaining.

    Gasometers Reimagined as Apartment Community

  • There were huge tanks, like gasometers, dotted around the perimeter, each labelled with a skull and crossbones.

    Black Butterfly

  • My mates and I watched, thrilled, as the fierce jet of flame thundered from a ruptured pipe directly on to one of the gasometers, blistering the paint and turning the metal beneath it a dull red.

    Fathers & Sons

  • Behind it a second air-fleet was already swelling at its gasometers when England and France and

    The War in the Air

  • It was a vast busy space stretching away northward as far as he could see, methodically cut up into numbered sheds, gasometers, squad encampments, storage areas, interlaced with the omnipresent mono-rail lines, and altogether free from overhead wires or cables.

    The War in the Air


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