In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Should a fire strike, the chemicals react with combustible gases and tars normally generated by the material.
- It was fired by lighting a combustible cartridge.
- It is combustible like everything else in this room.
- He also devised portable hydrogen-gas generators that combined sulfuric acid and iron shavings to produce combustible gas.
- A spokesman from Wiltshire Fire Brigade warned that this time of year is dangerous for countryside fires because of the dry conditions and amount of combustible material around.
- But don't worry - you won't be receiving anything spontaneously combustible or explosive.
- Cleaning means removing the hazard of accumulated and highly combustible creosote produced by burning wood and wood products.
- There were still 300 tons of combustible materials and there have been frequent fires giving off fumes that affect local residents and people working nearby.
- Nearly 60 per cent of candle fires start when the flame comes into contact with nearby combustible materials.
- Keep combustible liquids such as paint thinner, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid, and turpentine away from heat sources.
- It was jamming up a ventilation grate, blocking up the flow of combustible gas below it.
- She is unhappy that the paintings were stored on an industrial estate alongside combustible gas canisters, and that there was no security guard employed.
- If the materials are combustible, the fire protection system will be designed differently than for a noncombustible building.
- Fire can do nothing but burn, but it does burn if there is something combustible, if this fuel is close enough to the fire, and if nobody throws water on.
- They fear possible gas leaks and fires being started by combustible materials deposited in the huge caves created by mining activities.
- When exposed to a fire, the chemicals react with the combustible gasses normally produced by untreated wood as it burns, converting them to carbon char, carbon dioxide and water.
- In other words, oil does not burn because it has combustible properties.
- Bonfires are a big part of Hallowe'en and often contain highly combustible materials that can cause respiratory problems and burns.
- The ministry circulated a press release - shunning the hesitation and obscurity that usually takes it a lot longer to respond - saying the man was hurt in an explosion generated by combustible trash he kept in his house.
- A fire brigade spokesman said that a high density of flammable gas released by combustible shoemaking materials and poor ventilation in the workshop probably was to blame for the blaze.
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