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  • The improved types of gas geysers are provided with a single control to both gas and water supplies, with a small " pilot " burner to ignite the gas.
  • The first cell is heated and the products of combustion are led into the second cell where they give up part of their heat to the contained ore, so that by the time the first cell is exhausted the mass in the second cell is at a sufficiently high temperature to ignite spontaneously when air is admitted.
  • By the 1st of November firewood would not ignite in the open air, and the soldiers warmed themselves over big bonfires of straw.
  • Ordinary commercial guncottons, containing from 10 to 15% of lower nitrated products, will ignite as a rule some 20-25° lower.
  • So, cutting the lashing of the waterproof match keg, after many failures Starbuck contrived to ignite the lamp in the lantern; then stretching it on a waif pole, handed it to Queequeg as the standard-bearer of this forlorn hope.

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