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A gas consisting mainly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, made by passing steam over red-hot coke and burning with a blue flame, used especially as a source of hydrogen; also called blue gas, water gas.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Light, Heat & Power.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.