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hot tear

[tair] /tɛər/
noun
1.
a crack formed in hot metal during cooling, caused by an improper pouring temperature or undue restraint.
Origin of hot tear
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35
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  • 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
  • She felt a hot tear on her hand, which had come in spite of the maiden.

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

    Mildred at Home Martha Finley
  • A hot tear fell on the doctor's hand, and he felt as if his own heart was weeping with his beloved, anxious wife.

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

  • A hot tear stood in each of the warden's eyes as he looked round upon his married daughter.

    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope
  • The lady felt a hot tear drop on her hand; silently, but with scarce-concealed emotion, she drew it away.

    Fairy Circles Unknown
  • She planted one kiss on the cheek of Green Eyes, shed one hot tear, then she was gone.

    Green Eyes Roy J. Snell

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