Burning mirror
Burning Burn"ing, n. The act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or excessively heated. [1913 Webster]

{Burning fluid}, any volatile illuminating oil, as the lighter petroleums (naphtha, benzine), or oil of turpentine (camphine), but esp. a mixture of the latter with alcohol.

{Burning glass}, a convex lens of considerable size, used for producing an intense heat by converging the sun's rays to a focus.

{Burning house} (Metal.), the furnace in which tin ores are calcined, to sublime the sulphur and arsenic from the pyrites. --Weale.

{Burning mirror}, a concave mirror, or a combination of plane mirrors, used for the same purpose as a burning glass. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Combustion; fire; conflagration; flame; blaze. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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