Origin of boiling point
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As well with orange-boughs for bearing orange-buds, or water upon its boiling-point!
At the top the water is still 39 from its boiling-point, and even at the bottom it is 19; but at D the deficiency is only 4.
The indignation of the country had risen to boiling-point; he gave it a voice.Ireland in the Days of Dean Swift|Jonathan Swift and J. Bowles (John Bowles) Daly
In 1827 trouble which had been steadily brewing came to the boiling-point.The Old Northwest|Frederic Austin Ogg
To use the apparatus, a liquid of suitable boiling-point is placed in the jacket and brought to the boiling-point.
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Idioms and Phrases with boiling point
A climax or crisis; a high degree of fury, excitement, or outrage. For example, The union's disgust with management has reached the boiling point. This metaphoric term alludes to the temperature at which water boils. [Second half of 1700s]
have a low boiling point. Become angry quite readily, as in Don't tease her anymore—she has a low boiling point. This phrase means that it takes less heat than usual for a boiling point to be reached. [First half of 1800s] Also see boil over; make one's blood boil.