One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The chamber of a boiler in which the fuel is burned.
- ‘Their small drivers and big fireboxes were ideal for this service.’
- ‘The combustion chamber was an extension of the inner firebox into the boiler barrel, to give extra heating surface where the heat is the greatest.’
- ‘As we continued up the hill, the sound of air being sucked into the firebox was deafening, even with ear plugs.’
- ‘For Mr English, whose company English Welding Services has gained a nationwide reputation in steam-traction engineering for repairs to locomotive boilers and fireboxes, the task is one of the most prestigious he has yet undertaken.’
- ‘These ancient, rusty fireboxes were dug up by remediation crews removing polluted soil around the shops.’
- ‘There is no sign of the typical fireboxes stretching along inside the boiler.’
- ‘There was also, from late 1943, a longer version with ten-coupled wheels and a wide firebox; they were in fact much better but only 150 were built.’
- ‘The fire crews at the Colne Valley Railway in Castle Hedingham have to endure temperatures in excess of 65C for hours at a time as they shovel coal into the trains' fireboxes.’
- ‘This in turn would mean altering the frames and fitting new boilers with narrow fireboxes to fit between the frames.’
- ‘Taking our lives in our hands, we walked back through the yards so we could spend a last few minutes there watching the fireboxes flash and glow in the night.’
- ‘Johanns, an engine driver, Reginald recalled, was severely injured when the firebox of the locomotive blew back.’
- ‘As the warm air rises, cooler air from the room flows into the firebox, fanning the fire, creating more heat in an ongoing cycle.’
- ‘You can remove the firebox covers and check inside the firebox for rust and scale deposits.’
- ‘Occasionally, for a joke, the fireman would put the end of the staff in the firebox, making it too hot for the signalman to handle.’
- ‘One was a burner control designed to detect if the flame in the firebox went out while the boiler was operating.’
- ‘The firebox was of the well-known Belpaire type whilst the boiler would be of the maximum British dimensions.’
- ‘Four of them could be seen on each side of the firebox, running parallel with the fire bed a couple of feet or so above it.’
- ‘High-energy models from a number of manufacturers often include insulated fireboxes that keep cold outside air outside and trap warm air that would otherwise escape up the chimney or out the sides.’
- ‘Some locomotives were to be fitted with Brotan water-tube fireboxes, a Hungarian invention much used in that country, but a late discovery of a shortage of steel tubes stopped all that!’
- ‘Lighting the load from the top of the pile yields a candle-like burn, allowing the firebox to heat up as the volatile gases are being more evenly released.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.