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  • n. A burner that burns a fuel in air to produce a hot flame; a blowtorch

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A burner that produces a hot flame.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-torch; a portable torch used for heating a small spot on any material.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame


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  • Stenning was there with Fleming, a lighted blowlamp in his hand; they were labouring to get the starboard engine under way.

    Movie Night

  • Iron-bound sexual customs tend to wither under the blowlamp of urgent necessity.

    pervy pilgrims punished! « raincoaster

  • And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • She's pale and pretty and all eyes-in her cowl-neck sweater-and she has a quirky and powerful flirtatious energy that she seems very aware of, that she can turn on and off like a blowlamp: or so it seems to me. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Bringing back Mandelson could be seen as a masterstroke in that: it will grab the headlines away from the more controversial moves; bring in from the old one of the most talented, and arguably mistreated New Labour politicians during the past decade; and demonstrate Gordon has sufficient magnamimity to welcome back someone against whom he had long directed the blowlamp of his visceral dislike.


  • Back for lunch, cleaned the house, concreted the inspection hole some more - played with a blowlamp and some spare tarmac - apparently, you can indeed make it more malleable with a flame, and it resists burning nicely.

    Planet SUSE

  • And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp. "

    Signs of the Times


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  • The what? Who?

    P.S. I can't be sure, but I don't think my mother has a blowtorch. At least not one she'd admit to.

    July 23, 2008

  • but everyone and their mother has a blowtorch! and their little brothers are setting prostitutes on fire with blowtorches in grand theft auto.

    blowlamp makes me think of some sort of hand-held, elongated (as a glowworm) glowblowfish that puffs out poofs of bright, fiery gas from its angry little fishyface. and i like words that are likely to see at least one reply of, "the what? who?"

    July 23, 2008

  • I, for one, never tire of saying blowtorch.

    Blowtorch. Blowtorch. Blowtorch.

    Although it does start to look a little funny after a while.

    July 23, 2008

  • for those who may be tired of saying blowtorch.

    July 23, 2008