boiler horsepower


noun

a unit of measurement of the ability of a boiler to evaporate water, usually given as the ability to evaporate 34½ pounds (15.6 kg) of water an hour, into dry saturated steam from and at 212°F (100°C).

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Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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