Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In a steam-engine, a valve through which the water escapes into the hot-well when shut off from the boiler.
  • noun A valve set to open at a given pressure of steam, air, or water; a safety-valve.
  • noun A valve for automatically admitting air to a cask when the liquid in it is withdrawn.

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Examples

  • His expression, his determination of seeing things that spilled out on canvas contained an elusive message that ran like the blood in his veins, which needed the relief-valve his mind opened up too.

    Cathedrals have a way of calling!

  • His expression, his determination of seeing things that spilled out on canvas contained an elusive message that ran like the blood in his veins, which needed the relief-valve his mind opened up too.

    Cathedrals have a way of calling!

  • His expression, his determination of seeing things that spilled out on canvas contained an elusive message that ran like the blood in his veins, which needed the relief-valve his mind opened up too.

    Cathedrals have a way of calling!

  • His expression, his determination of seeing things that spilled out on canvas contained an elusive message that ran like the blood in his veins, which needed the relief-valve his mind opened up too.

    Cathedrals have a way of calling!

  • His expression, his determination of seeing things that spilled out on canvas contained an elusive message that ran like the blood in his veins, which needed the relief-valve his mind opened up too.

    Cathedrals have a way of calling!

  • His expression, his determination of seeing things that spilled out on canvas contained an elusive message that ran like the blood in his veins, which needed the relief-valve his mind opened up too.

    Cathedrals have a way of calling!

  • His expression, his determination of seeing things that spilled out on canvas contained an elusive message that ran like the blood in his veins, which needed the relief-valve his mind opened up too.

    Cathedrals have a way of calling!

  • His expression, his determination of seeing things that spilled out on canvas contained an elusive message that ran like the blood in his veins, which needed the relief-valve his mind opened up too.

    Cathedrals have a way of calling!

  • His expression, his determination of seeing things that spilled out on canvas contained an elusive message that ran like the blood in his veins, which needed the relief-valve his mind opened up too.

    Cathedrals have a way of calling!

  • It was a paral - lel system, used as a relief-valve for the frustrations of the undertrodden.

    Blue Adept

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