blistering blistering  /b ˈlɪ stə rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
  2. (adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
  3. (adj) hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters
  4. (adj) very fast; capable of quick response and great speed

Usage(s):

  1. At the 1936 Games in Berlin, sprinter Jesse Owens won the 100m gold with a blistering time of 10.
  2. I like them best with a blistering curry, and my personal favorite is another Pilawoos delicacy, fish curry.
  3. As China's fourth largest city, it is catching up to the world's richest at a blistering pace.

News

  1. Bonnie Foreshaw Clemency Petition Reconsidered After LCT Reports

    The new information was a blistering five-page memo written by Superior Court Judge Jon Blue 24 years ago when he was a public defender.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Litchfield County Times

  2. Quail Hollow Farm Grows Into Labor Of Love

    Here's something you don't see in Southern Nevada every day: Three young adults, 19 to 20 years old, working in the blistering June sun, up to their ankles in dirt, clearing weeds from a plot of eggplant. They weren't being paid, and no, it wasn't part
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  3. 33rd annual Sulphur City Championship: After 2 rounds, Allen holds comfortable 12 stroke lead

    SULPHUR — Continuing his blistering pace from Friday, Neithan Allen set the cruise control to full speed ahead on Saturday as he toyed with a few records during the 33rd annual Sulphur City Championship at Frasch Park Golf Course. Allen shot a five-under 66 on Friday and followed that with a bogey-free round of 65 on Saturday to head into the final round today with a 12-stroke lead at 11-under.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Southwest Daily News

Quotes

  1. "I am delighted to be working with Craig once more," Hughes told the City website. "He is an outstanding player who provides us with qualities that we are slightly lacking." "He has blistering pace, has bags of of enthusiasm and has a...
    on Jan 19, 2009 By: Mark Hughes Source: ESPN

  2. Mr Laws told the Liberal Democrat conference the plans amounted to a "blistering defence of real freedom in education".
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: David Laws Source: Chorley Guardian

  3. "The blistering speech against Ahmadinejad only strengthened him back home and made his radical supporters more determined," Mirdamadi said during the hour-long interview in his central Tehran office.
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Mohsen Mirdamadi Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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