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Word Example of - blast

    Example Sentences for blast

    They've set up our monuments, and dug our shafts, and put in a blast for us.

    Most of the iron made in blast furnaces is turned into steel.

    I had to ride round the blast once or twice, instead of going through it.

    In the blast and the spray, Levi clasped her hands, and both of them wept.

    Then, after a thought, he added reflectively: "Blast papers!"

    He may follow its growth as late as the Blast of yesterday and The Gypsy of to-day.

    Once inside we can lock the hatches and hold them off until we blast.

    If you blast a hole in the bubble you'll destroy its energy balance.

    We were all appalled before that power, which, to human seeming, could bless or blast us in a moment.

    The product as it comes from the blast furnace is called pig-iron.

Word Origin & History of - blast

    Word Origin & History

    blast O.E. blæst "blowing, breeze, puff of wind," from P.Gmc. *bles- (cf. O.N. blastr, O.H.G. blast "a blowing, blast," Ger. blasen, Goth. blesan "to blow"), from PIE *bhle- "to blow," probably a variant of base *bhel- (2) "to swell, blow up" (see bole). Meaning "explosion" is from 1630s; that of "noisy party, good time" is from 1953, Amer.Eng. slang. Sense of "strong current of air for iron-smelting" (1690s) led to blast furnace and transferred sense in full blast "the extreme" (1839). Blast was the usual word for "a smoke of tobacco" c.1600. Blast off first recorded 1951.

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