combustible combustible

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power
  2. (adj) capable of igniting and burning

Usage(s):

  1. The actor with a combustible mix of temper, bad-boy image and a new film to promote was arrested in a SoHo hotel.
  2. Race, class and testosterone will always be a combustible brew.
  3. Jeremy Shockey, the combustible but highly effective Giants tight end, was traded to the New Orleans Saints on Monday after six decorated seasons in New York.

News

  1. Grain News

    Manhattan, KS—In order to increase safety awareness at grain elevators, feed mills, and other grain processing facilities, Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry is offering workshops, in English and in Spanish, to address combustible dust hazards.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Grainnet.com

  2. 100,000 Morsi backers stage show of force in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — More than 100,000 supporters of Egypt's Islamist president staged a show of force Friday ahead of massive protests later this month by the opposition, chanting "Islamic revolution!" and warning of a new and bloody bout of turmoil. Adding to the combustible mix, comments by the U.S. ambassador that were interpreted as critical of the opposition's planned protests sparked outrage ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  3. North I-275 in Canton closed due to HAZMAT spill; serious fire on Pontiac Trail in West Bloomfield causes nearby road ...

    Northbound I-275 will be closed at Ford Road for the next several hours because a semi-truck is leaking combustible resin. The road is expected to be closed through the afternoon, reports WDIV. 
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

Quotes

  1. "We need to find a new strategy, a way out of Iraq, because the entire Middle East is more combustible than it's been probably since 1948, and more dangerous," Hagel said. "And we're in the middle of it."
    on Oct 15, 2006 By: Chuck Hagel Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Alex, New York, biggest contract, biggest team," Cashman said. "That's combustible right there. If this is in Kansas City, it probably would be a story that wouldn't have lasted two days. It's a longer story and a louder story because it's...
    on Jun 1, 2007 By: Brian Cashman Source: ESPN

  3. Two California Democrats in Congress who serve on labor panels, George Miller and Lynn Woolsey, wrote the labor secretary Friday, saying, "a mandatory combustible dust standard should be a high priority of OSHA. ...... We strongly urge you to act...
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Lynn Woolsey Source: Washington Post

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