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Burner

Burner
1. One who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything.
2. The part of a lamp, gas fixture, etc, where the flame is produced.
(Science: chemistry) Bunsen’s burner, a kind of burner, invented by professor Bunsen of Heidelberg, consisting of a straight tube, four or five inches in length, having small holes for the entrance of air at the bottom. Illuminating gas being also admitted at the bottom, a mixture of gas and air is formed which burns at the top with a feebly luminous but intensely hot flame. Argand burner, rose burner, etc. See Argand, rose, etc.


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