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  • noun Plural form of acetylene.


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  • Some time that night I passed through a village, the street brilliant in the yellow light of the acetylenes.

    Movie Night

  • But the primeval flavor of the night presently dissolved in the glare of acetylenes from a long gray car standing motionless by the roadside ahead.

    Diane of the Green Van

  • Mrs. Winnie had kindly sent her limousine car for them, and it stood throbbing in front of the hotel-entrance, its acetylenes streaming far up the street.

    The Metropolis

  • He paused, for the hum of a motor-car came up the drive, and an instant later we caught the glare of the acetylenes.

    The Gloved Hand

  • Big acetylenes flared all night by the makeshift structure, and two men with shotguns watched by it.

    Desert Conquest or, Precious Waters

  • Thunder drowned the purr of the motor, and a flash of lightning every other moment dimmed the flying circle of our acetylenes.

    The Car of Destiny

  • Then there came a maddening slowing down through Dartford streets, a nerve-racking delay until Sam Ogilvy's giant brother had stowed away himself and his satchel in the tonneau; then slow speed to the town limits; a swift hurling forward into space that whirled blackly around them as the great acetylenes split the darkness and chaos roared in their ears.

    The Common Law

  • She flushed painfully, looking straight ahead over the steering-wheel along the blinding path of the acetylenes.

    The Firing Line

  • As he approached the old house from the rear, no crack of light was visible, and he began to think he might have been mistaken -- that perhaps the dancing glare of his own acetylenes on the windows had made it seem as though they were illuminated from within.

    The Dark Star

  • Then he took his leave of them as formally, as precisely as though he had forgotten the whole scene; and a minute later the big Mercedes ran out into a half-circle, backed, wheeled, and rolled away through the thickening dusk, the glare of the acetylenes sweeping the deserted street.

    The Fighting Chance


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