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- n. The quality or state of being incombustible.
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- n. The quality of being incombustible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property of being incombustible.
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This hood was of a waterproof silk, coated with powdered aluminum, that metal being used because of its semi-incombustibility.
Here, again, we have a piece of very fine lace, which has been similarly carbonized, and displays the same qualities of ductility and incombustibility.
But in our day, when the morality taught in the Gospel has penetrated more deeply into the strata of society, it seems to me an exaggeration to think the chaste scorn of the son of Jacob any more miraculous than the material incombustibility of the three young men of Babylon.
In February, 1677, an Englishman, of the name of Richardson, came to Paris, and gave some very curious performances, which proved, according to his statement, his incombustibility.
These explanations may appear sufficient to disprove the pretended incombustibility of the AÃ¯ssaoua; still, I will add a personal fact, whence the conclusion can be drawn that a man need not be inspired by Allah or AÃ¯ssa to play with red-hot metals.
This substance gave out an elastic fluid at the positive wire, which was ascertained to be oxygen, and at the negative wire, small globules of a very high metallic lustre, very similar in appearance to mercury; thus proving that potash, which had hitherto been considered as a simple incombustible body, was in fact a metallic oxyd; and that its incombustibility proceeded from its being already combined with oxygen.
From the circumstance of their incombustibility it was conjectured, with some plausibility, that they might possibly be bodies that had been already burnt.