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combustion
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  • The straw seats of the car hovered on the edge of combustion; the woman next to me perspired delicately for a while into her white shirtwaist, and then, as her newspaper dampened under her fingers, lapsed despairingly into deep heat with a desolate cry.

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  • internal combustion engine
  • Fire codes are strict because of the danger of spontaneous combustion of the ingredients.

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