- to remove slag from (a blast furnace).
- to spray (a coke oven) to cool the gases generated and wash away the ammonia and tars distilled.
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OTHER WORDS FROM flushflush·a·ble, adjectiveflusher, nounflush·ing·ly, adverbflushness, noun
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Origin of flush2
OTHER WORDS FROM flushflush·ness, noun
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How to use flush in a sentence
While many of us simply flush and forget about it, our pee has the potential to be a valuable resource.Your pee could be the golden ticket to a greener world|Ula Chrobak|November 19, 2020|Popular-Science
Tree-lined Madison Campground, managed by Xanterra, is the most centrally located and provides creature comforts like picnic tables, running water, and flush toilets for adventurous RV and tent campers.
Tuck the overhang under, pressing gently to make it flush with the edge of the pie plate, crimp as you like.Decorate this caramel apple pie with festive, buttery pastry cutouts|Erin Jeanne McDowell|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Ordinary water flushed through narrow tubes became denser and thicker, boiled at higher than normal temperatures and froze at much lower temperatures than usual.
It’s that time of year again, when the winter rains come flushing months’ worth of grime from San Diego’s streets through storm drains straight into the ocean.Environment Report: Coastal Neighborhoods Supported Measure E Least|MacKenzie Elmer|November 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
He plucked them and flushed the feathers carefully, so as not to block up the toilets and draw attention.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The young fellow flushed with embarrassment and smiled uneasily.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oddly enough, this disposing of contraband was the only time many flushed the toilets at all.
Indoor plumbing also requires somewhere for the flushed waste to go.
At the defense table, Edwards covered his flushed face with his hands.Ex-Staffers Claim That Elizabeth Edwards Knew About John’s Infidelity|Diane Dimond|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She was flushed and felt intoxicated with the sound of her own voice and the unaccustomed taste of candor.
Father Gaspara was about to ask another question, when Ramona appeared in the doorway, flushed with running.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
Blanche stood an instant looking into the lighted room and hesitating—flushed a little, smiling, extremely pretty.Confidence|Henry James
Lady Maude advanced; she had really come in by accident; her head was bent, her eyelashes rested on her flushed cheeks.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood