Burning house

(Metal.) the furnace in which tin ores are calcined, to sublime the sulphur and arsenic from the pyrites.

See also: Burning

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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At this doubt, which passed from the mind of Monk to his own, D'Artagnan reasoned in this manner: "One of two things is going to happen; either Monk has spoken correctly, and there are no longer any but Lambertists in the country -- that is to say, enemies, who would receive me wonderfully well, since it is to me they owe their victory; or nothing is changed, and Monk, transported with joy at finding his camp still in the same place, will not prove too severe in his settlement with me." Whilst thinking thus, the two travelers advanced, and began to mingle with a little knot of sailors, who looked on with sorrow at the burning house, but did not dare to say anything on account of the threats of the soldiers.
Everybody was frantic over this loss, and two brave yeomen sacrificed their lives in ransacking the burning house seeking that valuable personage.
The heat of the burning house caused the iron doors to warp and collapse.
From where I stood I could see hundreds of the black fiends, with their red coats still on their backs, dancing and howling round the burning house. Some of them pointed at me, and a couple of bullets sang past my head; so I broke away across the paddy-fields, and found myself late at night safe within the walls at Agra.
Suppose he were in a burning house, would she have the courage to rescue him?
The torrent, swollen by the melting snow, plunges into a tremendous abyss, from which the spray rolls up like the smoke from a burning house. The shaft into which the river hurls itself is a immense chasm, lined by glistening coal-black rock, and narrowing into a creaming, boiling pit of incalculable depth, which brims over and shoots the stream onward over its jagged lip.
Caloocan fire marshal Superintendent Stephen Requina said the victims were trapped in the burning house. Requina said Basas' husband, Albert, was in Bulacan working at a construction site when the fire occurred.
Quoting an initial report from the Bureau of Fire Protection, Loy said the victims were not able to get out of the burning house as most of its windows were enclosed in iron grills.
He said he ran to the burning house and saw a woman come out with singed hair.
She saved four of her siblings from their burning house in Lapu-Lapu City last April 10.
"A five years old girl trapped in the burning house and burnt to death," a senior police officer said, adding that people of the area tried to rescue five year old Zubairan Bibi but not succeeded in their efforts.Police officials said that all the three houses were completely burnt in the huge fire that could brought under control after four hours.
A medical officer at the scene concluded that Chan could have been trying to escape the burning house.