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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n extinguisher a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Extinguisher One who, or that which, extinguishes; esp., a hollow cone or other device for extinguishing a flame, as of a torch or candle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n extinguisher One who or that which extinguishes, or suppresses or puts out of existence. Specifically— A hollow conical cap for extinguishing the flame of a candle or lamp.
    • n extinguisher A portable apparatus for extinguishing fire. See fire-extinguisher.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Extinguisher one who, or that which, extinguishes: a small hollow conical instrument for putting out a candle—also in Fr. form Extincteur
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.”
  • Horace
    “Many heroes lived before Agamemnon; but all are unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler.”
  • William Penn
    “Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    “The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man.”
  • Frank Tebbets
    Frank Tebbets
    “A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. extinguĕre, extinctumex, out, stinguĕre, to quench.


In literature:

This covers all the extinguisher patents in existence, except those of Charles T. Holloway, of Baltimore.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 358, November 11, 1882" by Various
The flames were instantly extinguished.
"True to the Old Flag" by G. A. Henty
Lights were extinguished in the parlour and the bar, the fires were banked, and the two young men went up to Dan's own room.
"The Inn at the Red Oak" by Latta Griswold
I devote my remaining days to tracking and extinguishing a monster.
"Carmilla" by J. Sheridan LeFanu
In an instant the army was in line, the campfires were extinguished, and the governor mounted his horse and proceeded to the point of attack.
"Sustained honor" by John R. Musick,
After a lapse of twenty years without accusation, crimes were supposed to be extinguished.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
Nor did her asceticism extinguish the natural affections of her heart.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV" by John Lord
In cities few have time to cultivate friendships, although they may not be extinguished.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
When he removed his hands, which he still held in cup, or globular, shape, the second candle had been extinguished.
"Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater" by Vance Barnum
Raise and light it again, and it will be extinguished as soon as it is plunged into the bottle.
"Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf" by Jane H. Newell
Should the Bed or Window Curtains be on fire, lay hold of any woollen garment, and beat it on the flames until extinguished.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
And even yet the danger from the Volunteers was not wholly extinguished.
"The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860" by Charles Duke Yonge
Nothing could extinguish Seth Kinney's sense of humor.
"Saxe Holm's Stories" by Helen Hunt Jackson
When the candle is thrust up into the gas, its flame is extinguished on account of the absence of oxygen.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
They ran in every direction in search of means to extinguish the fire.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
So the unhappy Columbus was compelled to leave Court, his hopes extinguished and plunged into the lowest depths of despair.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
The flame is extinguished.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Every light was extinguished on the American frigate, in the hope that by so doing she might slip away under cover of the night.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Can you tell us why it is extinguished?
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
As Annele fell, she upset the lamp on the table, which came down with a crash, and was extinguished, leaving them in entire darkness.
"Joseph in the Snow, and The Clockmaker" by Berthold Auerbach

In poetry:

The sacred fire upon th' altar li't,
Never with-held from man its radiance bright —
To manifest that thou shou'dst ne'er permit
Thy zeal for pray'r to be extinguish'd quite.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
And give his own and take his own
And rule in his own right;
And though it loved in misery
Close and cling so tight,
There's not a bird of day that dare
Extinguish that delight.
"A Last Confession" by William Butler Yeats
The sluggish clouds hang low upon the town,
And from yon lamp in chilled and sodden rays
The feeble light gropes through the heavy mist
And dies, extinguished in the stagnant maze.
"Night In the City" by Ellis Parker Butler
Then did you sigh when hearing how cries
The bard of love, the singer of his dole?
When in the woods you saw the young man, sole,
And met the look of his extinguished eyes,
Then did you sigh?
"The Singer" by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
The window weight throbs in its blind
partition. To extinguish what I have of faith.
Yes, light. And it is always
always, always the eternal rainbow
And it is always the day, the farewell day unkind.
"The Visible, The Untrue" by Harold Hart Crane
Up, rise, thou vital spark! not yet extinguished,
Assert thy heritage—exert thy might;
Though in the sloughs of sorrow thou hast languished,
And pain and wrong's envenomed part out-anguished,
One ray breaks through the night.
"The Surviving Thought" by David James Scott

In news:

And yet young lives are extinguished this way all too often.
Waco firefighters were able to extinguish a fire at a residence in the 4200 block of Hermosa Street before it spread from the laundry room about 7:45 am Friday, Assistant Fire Chief Don Yeager said.
Rumors of MC's drug addiction were not exactly extinguished by a recent display in front of Chateau Marmont.
He spent the rest of his life teaching that meditation and moral behavior can extinguish selfish desire, remove suffering and bring peace.
In the winter of 1979, one day after the Iranian revolution extinguished the reign of the shahs, the gates to the notorious Evin prison in northern Tehran were thrown open, and Emadeddin Baghi went in to have a look.
At the altar, the priest is extinguishing the candles meant to represent Christ's life on earth.
The man was alone with the tiger for about 10 minutes before he was rescued by zoo officials, who used a fire extinguisher to chase it away.
ConFIRE extinguished a kitchen fire on Mt Enta Drive in the City of Clayton on Monday night.
Firefighters extinguish flames at a former Midas Muffler shop on Washington Boulevard in Montebello on Wednesday November 14, 2012.
Steves extinguished the flame in the Widow's Lamp, which signifies that all mushers and their teams were safely off the Iditarod trail.
Firefighters with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety work to extinguish a fire Tuesday night on Dempster Street.
Seacoast-area firefighters received national recognition Monday for their part in helping to extinguish a fire on board a nuclear submarine at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Yasir Arafat struggled Monday to resolve a political crisis and extinguish street unrest in the Gaza Strip as he faced perhaps the strongest internal challenge to his authority since establishing the Palestinian government a decade ago.
MIAMI — Paramedics were rushed into the Knicks locker room moments after their 104-94 loss to the Heat last night in Game 2 after Amar'e Stoudemire punched the glass-enclosed fire extinguisher in the hallway leading to the dressing room.
Alameda County firefighters extinguished a three-alarm fire that broke out at a petroleum refinery in Newark early this morning, a spokeswoman said.

In science:

The light we receive from a reddened star is extinguished by a factor e−τλ, where τλ is the extinction optical depth, at wavelength λ, of the interstellar matter between the star and us.
The incompatibilities between the standard theory of interstellar extinction and observations
Evidently low-luminosity galaxies tend to be deficient in PAH-producing (and visually extinguishing) dust.
Anomalously low PAH emission from low-luminosity galaxies
For sufficient reddening the far-UV scattered starlight is much larger than the direct starlight: in this case the far-UV light we receive from the direction of the star is nearly all scattered light, the star is not directly observed (it is totally extinguished).
A review of the properties of the scattered starlight which contaminates the spectrum of reddened stars
As such emission is predominantly emitted from the outskirts of the collapsing system, it is less likely to be extinguished by dust (if present) than the more deeply embedded stellar light.
The First Cosmic Structures and their Effects
We note that the carbon burning shell extinguishes after the ONe core is formed and never reignites.
Massive binaries, Wolf-Rayet stars and supernova progenitors
Fires were allowed to spread until they self-extinguished.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
The shell burning of CO extinguishes before reaching the center.
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
At these large angles, hadronic air showers have traversed the equivalent of several times the depth of the vertical atmosphere and their electromagnetic component has been extinguished far away from the detector.
In Search for Extraterrestrial High Energy Neutrinos
Here the unstable mode is the convective-MRI and it is extinguished when k/kA & √3.
Resistive double-diffusive instability in the dead-zones of protostellar disks
Instability is extinguished on wavelengths roughly below the resistive scale. R /Ω2 = −0.1.
Resistive double-diffusive instability in the dead-zones of protostellar disks
If its mass is above about 4M⊙ the shifting of helium burning from the core to a shell causes the extinguishing of the hydrogen shell.
Nucleosynthesis in Intermediate-Mass Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars
The hydrogen shell is extinguished and the convective envelope reaches in beyond its old location, and (for later pulses) into the carbon-rich region left behind by the flash convection.
Nucleosynthesis in Intermediate-Mass Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars
The current spectrum we observe may be the superposition of several different flares or acceleration “shots” which are in various stages of cooling down and extinguishing themselves.
Workshop Summary for Cracow 1997: Relativistic Jets in AGNs
For ω ≫ ωs we may assume that all the eddy current flows in a shell of thickness δ, and that the magnetic field is extinguished in the wire everywhere except in this shell.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
Atoms stop leaving the trap when the rf field is extinguished, t ∼ 20 s.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen