Blown-out



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Contemporary Examples

Fleeing Israeli Troops, Gaza Muslims Find Refuge in a Christian Church Jesse Rosenfeld July 22, 2014
Who Is Behind Gaza’s Mass Execution? Jesse Rosenfeld July 31, 2014
Egypt’s Church Bombing: Was Al Qaeda Responsible? Liam Stack January 1, 2011
Inside a Syrian Rebel City: FSA Restores Tentative Order to Al Bab Erin Banco August 20, 2012

Historical Examples

Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
The Virgin of the Sun H. R. Haggard
The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush Francis Lynde
The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge Percy F. Westerman
Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
The North American Slime-Moulds Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

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  • Blowoff

    a current of escaping surplus steam, water, etc.: The safety valve released a violent blowoff from the furnace. a device that permits and channels such a current. Slang. a person who brags or boasts; a blow-hard. a temporary, sudden surge, as in prices: The Federal Reserve Board’s credit tightening could cause a blowoff in interest […]

  • Blowout

    a sudden bursting or rupture of an automobile tire. a sudden or violent escape of air, steam, or the like. a hollow formed in a region of shifting sands or light soil by the action of the wind. an uncontrollable escape of oil, gas, or water from a well. Aeronautics, flame-out. Slang. a lavish party […]



  • Blowzy

    having a coarse, ruddy complexion. disheveled in appearance; unkempt. Historical Examples The Poor Little Rich Girl Eleanor Gates Essays of Travel Robert Louis Stevenson Gargoyles Ben Hecht The Poor Little Rich Girl Eleanor Gates Moods Louisa May Alcott The Poor Little Rich Girl Eleanor Gates One of Our Conquerors, Complete George Meredith The Island Pharisees […]

  • Blowsy

    blowzy. having a coarse, ruddy complexion. disheveled in appearance; unkempt. Historical Examples At the Sign of the Cat and Racket Honore de Balzac Tatterdemalion John Galsworthy The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray The English Orphans Mary Jane Holmes Bunner Sisters Edith Wharton One-Act Plays Various The Works of Robert […]



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