Origin of boiling point
Examples from the Web for boiling point
Historical Examples of boiling point
It rose to boiling-point amidst the steam from her cooking pots.The Golden Woman
It may be below the freezing-point or above the boiling-point of water.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
The mere sight of her raised his enthusiasm to boiling-point.The Bill-Toppers
Keep at boiling-point, but not boiling, till the oysters are firm and plump.
Yet if they do not reach the boiling-point they will not thicken.
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.