blowpipe

Part of speech: noun

A tube by which air or gas is blown through a flame for the purpose of heating or melting something.

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Usage examples "blowpipe":

  1. As it burns at the end of the nozzle it is broken into carbon and hydrogen- the carbon gives the high temperature, and the hydrogen forms a cone that protects the end of the blowpipe from being itself burnt up." - "Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3", Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds.
  2. The usual, or Herepath, type of gas blowpipe consists of an outer tube through which coal gas can be passed and an inner tube through which a stream of air may be blown. - "A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing", Bernard D. Bolas.
  3. Why, she asked me to get her a few, and I set that one- eyed chap to knock some down with a sumpitan- you know, Ned, a blowpipe, and she has had six these last three days, and skinned them all beautifully. - "The Rajah of Dah", George Manville Fenn.