fahrenheit

Part of speech: adjective

Designating that thermometer - scale in which the freezing point of water is 32° and the boiling - point 212°; named from Fahrenheit, German physicist ( 1686 - 1736).

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Usage examples "fahrenheit":

  1. On arriving I found Youldeh much the same as when I left it, only now the weather was cool, and the red sandhills, that had formerly almost burnt the feet of men and animals, were slightly encrusted with a light glittering mantle of hoar- frost in the shaded places, under the big leguminous bushes, for that morning Herr Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit had fallen to 28 degrees. - "Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1", Ernest Giles.
  2. At the same height I came to a hot spring- hot enough to burst one of my thermometers, which was graduated above the boiling point of Fahrenheit; and tying up an egg in a pocket- handkerchief and holding it by a stick in the water, it was hard boiled in 8. 5 minutes. - "Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan", Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy).
  3. Mercurial pyrometers for temperatures up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. - "Steam, Its Generation and Use", Babcock & Wilcox Co..