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acetylene

uh se tuh leen

  • n  a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis

  • They burned open inch-thick steel doors with acetylene torches.
  • In February of last year convicts went berserk, killing 33 fellow prisoners, some with acetylene torches.
  • On board their helicopters, they packed decontamination kits as well as crowbars and acetylene torches to break through the walls of the presidential bunker buried beneath the .
News & Articles

  • Local News
    Flames and explosions filled the night sky in East Carbon early Monday, as two residences were incinerated amid igniting oxygen-acetylene tanks and detonating firearm ammunition. Residents and neighbors were evacuated but no injuries were reported....
    June 25, 2013 - Sun Advocate
  • ECC blaze destroys 2 homes
    Flames and explosions filled the night sky in East Carbon early Monday, as two residences were incinerated amid igniting oxygen-acetylene tanks and detonating firearm ammunition. Residents and neighbors were evacuated but no injuries were reported.
    June 25, 2013 - Sun Advocate
Quotes

  • Bob Crow in This Is Hertfordshire
    RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: "Balfour Beatty appear to have broken just about every safety rule in the book by taking these potentially explosive cylinders onto the Victoria Line for 48 hours. Acetylene is extremely flammable, unstable and...

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