Definition of Blowholes

1. Noun. (plural of blowhole) ¹



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Definition of Blowholes

1. blowhole [n] - See also: blowhole

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blowholes

blowed
blower
blowers
blowest
bloweth
blowfish
blowfishes
blowflies
blowfly
blowfly strike
blowgun
blowguns
blowhard
blowhards
blowholes (current term)
blowhorn
blowier
blowies
blowiest
blowin'
blowiness
blowinesses
blowing
blowing agent
blowing away
blowing gas
blowing off steam
blowing one's load

Literary usage of Blowholes

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1. Iron, Steel, and Other Alloys by Henry Marion Howe (1906)
"blowholes. — Iron, like water and many other substances, has a higher solvent power for ... The position of blowholes is as important as their quantity. ..."

2. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"blowholes are usually present in Bessemer and open-hearth steel, and especially in low-carbon steel, though they can be prevented even here by quieting or ..."

3. Iron and Steel (a Pocket Encyclopedia) Including Allied Industries and by Hugh Philip Tiemann (1919)
"blowholes.—Metals also evolve more or less gas during solidification, and any which cannot escape is mechanically held in little pockets called blowholes ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"Dead-melting decreases the number of blowholes, crucible steel being almost free from them ... blowholes are not to be regarded as altogether objectionable, ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"... that it renders hard iron softer, that castings thus made are freed from hard spots and blowholes, that it lessens the tendency of the metal to chill, ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1922)
"A physically sound steel ingot, strictly classified, must be free from blowholes and segregation as well as pipe, or shrinkage cavity, in that portion of ..."

7. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1916)
"Such blowholes and pipe are expected to weld up during rolling or forging, because their ... blowholes are the result of an oxidized heat, and all heats, ..."

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