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hot tear

[tair] /tɛər/
a crack formed in hot metal during cooling, caused by an improper pouring temperature or undue restraint.
Origin of hot tear
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He felt the hot tear blotting on his hand from his cousin's downcast eyes.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • A hot tear splashed on to the paper, and he reached for a fresh sheet.

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • As he stooped and kissed her, he felt a hot tear roll down her cheek.

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
  • Bending over her she kissed the sweet lips, and a hot tear fell on the child's cheek.

    Mildred at Home Martha Finley
  • Left alone, the girl bowed her head on her hands, a hot tear stealing down through her fingers.

    Keith of the Border Randall Parrish
  • When this process was completed, she stooped down and kissed me, and I felt a hot tear fall upon my cheek as she rose again.

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield
  • She felt a hot tear on her hand, which had come in spite of the maiden.

  • Belinda felt a hot tear drop upon her hand, which lay upon Lady Delacour's lap.

  • A hot tear splashed down upon her cheek, and Mrs. Carroll sighed heavily, while her grave, sad face grew sadder and graver still.

    A Dreadful Temptation Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • A hot tear stood in each of the warden's eyes as he looked round upon his married daughter.

    The Warden Anthony Trollope

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