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Fireproofing

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fireproofing The act or process of rendering anything incombustible; also, the materials used in the process.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: La Pax, Bolivia is a virtually fireproof city. At an altitude of about 12,000 feet above sea level, the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere is barely able to support fire.
    • n fireproofing The act of rendering fire-proof: as, the fireproofing of cloth.
    • n fireproofing Material for use in making anything fireproof.
    • n fireproofing Any building material used to retard or prevent the destruction of a building by heat or flame. Such materials used in portions of an otherwise non-fireproof building merely hinder the spread of a fire and tend to render the building slow-burning. Among them are stone, marble, terracotta, brick, artificial stone, corrugated iron, and sheet-metals for exterior walls, and slate, tiles, and sheet-metals for rooting. For interior walls, floors, and stairs, slate, marble, plain and ornamental brick, plasters, cements, reinforced concrete and mosaic, wire lathing, metallic window-frames, sashes, doors, shutters, and trim, and wire glass are extensively used. For floors between steel beams, reinforced concrete, hollow brick and hollow tile, plaster, and cements are used, not only to build flat arches. but also to inclose and protect the beams and columns, piping, and electric wiring. Woven wire, grille-work, and expanded metals are also used for inclosing stair- and elevator-wells. With these materials a steel-frame building can be made fire-resistant to a high degree and safe against serious injury from the burning of the furniture and ordinary contents.
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Usage

In literature:

The building is fireproof, and is warmed and ventilated by machinery.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The non-metallic parts of the room were, of course, fireproof.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
Inside, two slate steps led to the first floor level and here a fireproof door divided the staircase well from the corridor.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Its chief use is in the manufacture of plaster of Paris and of hollow tiles for fireproof walls.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
They were loaded centrally and eccentrically, and some were cased with a fireproof covering.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
New, modern and fireproof.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
I believe that even in our fireproof age, fires still occur.
"The K-Factor" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
He made the first iron beams for use in constructing fireproof buildings.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
A small fireproof safe was in this office.
"Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
Thick, new, fireproof, soundproof, million-dollar building.
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
This makes a fireproof stove and the bed of sand holds it rigidly in place.
"Woodcraft" by E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps
You watch it as it goes on and notice all the points that make for fireproofness.
"Ethel Morton at Sweetbriar Lodge" by Mabell S. C. Smith
It is reckoned fireproof.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
Nothing ever burns so brightly as a fireproof building when once it starts.
"Back at School with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
Besides being sopping wet, the wood we're burning is that dosey it'd make a fireproof curtain for hell.
"The Mystery of The Barranca" by Herman Whitaker
Yet we can't make 'em fireproof.
"Samba" by Herbert Strang
It was built for storing cotton, and is fireproof.
"Diary of an Enlisted Man" by Lawrence Van Alstyne
Modern construction in most of these places is too fireproof.
"The Onslaught from Rigel" by Fletcher Pratt
The building was fireproof, no wood being used except in some of the doors.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 33, November 1877" by Various
The contents are not plate or valuables, for there is a large fireproof safe downstairs.
"The Lost Million" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

An awful stench and dismal wail
Come from the broiling souls,
Whilst Satan with his fireproof tail
Stirs up the brimstone coals.
"Summer Heat" by Eugene Field

In news:

Local artist Zach Widgren turned heads last year when he began work on a colorful mural located on the western side of the Fireproof Storage building just outside the Old City.
Fireproof Moth: A Missionary in Taiwan's White Terror, by Milo L Thornberry.
Fireproof Moth' recalls experiences during White Terror.
' Fireproof ' Follow-Up About Fatherhood.
The makers of the surprise hit Fireproof have produceda film about fatherhood as their follow-up to the top independent movie of 2008.
Campbellsville Christian to show ' Fireproof '.
" Fireproof " will be shown at Campbellsville Christian Church on Sunday evening at 6 in the sanctuary and again on Friday, March 20 at 7 pm in the Family Life Center.
Yet, based on the Port Authority's two-to-three car fire test, a Deputy Commissioner for the Buildings Department signed off on the Agency's decision not to fireproof the Transit Hub concluding it meets required fire resistance ratings.
JUNEAU — A state Senate panel has advanced, and generally endorsed, a plan to eliminate toxic chemical compounds used to fireproof household electronics and furniture.
International Paint's Interchar 1120 acrylic intumescent fireproofing now available in Canada.
Let's put on our fireproof underwear and fight a dragon today.
While New York City has the most stringent rules in the country on the transportaton and delivery of gasoline and other flammable liquids, the perfect fireproof tank truck has yet to be built, fire officials said yesterday.
BUILT in 1924, the Childs Restaurant building at West 21st Street and the Boardwalk was one of the last gasps of elegance for Coney Island, and its fireproof construction saved part of the neighborhood in a massive 1932 blaze.
Place your grill on a flat, fireproof surface at least 10 feet from your house.
A Rock Hill man says he mistakenly returned a fireproof safe to the Dave Lyle Walmart in Rock Hill with $15,000 inside.
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