from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tube which is kept hot to serve as an igniter for the charge of an internal-combustion engine.
  • noun In chem., a small glass tube, closed at one end and often at this end expanded into a bulb, used to ignite or strongly heat in a blowpipe flame a fragment of mineral or other substance in order to observe the evolution of gas or vapor.


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  • In the ignition-tube a sort of metallic deposit appeared.

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  • "That forms hydrogen gas," he explained, "which passes through the drying-tube and the ignition-tube.

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