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  • The janitorial closet smelled pungently of bleach and cleaning solvents.†   (source)
  • Sometimes they find tins of motor oil, caustic solvents, plastic bottles of bleach.†   (source)
  • He showed Charles Chappell into a second-floor room that contained a table, medical instruments, and bottles of solvents.†   (source)
  • Cancerous solvents from storage tanks, arsenic from smokestacks, radioactive water from power plants.†   (source)
  • An electrical fault ignited solvents used by the owner to clean, polish and restore her antiques.†   (source)
  • I could smell the faint odor of the stream we had splashed through on the last leg of our journey: solvents.†   (source)
  • Thoughts about the screw as combined rigidness and adhesiveness and about its special helical interlock might lead naturally to solutions of impaction and use of solvents.†   (source)
  • On stainless-steel cars, solvents were used.†   (source)
  • Heroin was her drug of choice, but she was willing to get high on anything and often threatened to sniff the solvents at her job in the construction shop.†   (source)
  • "You got a biohazard team?" asked Puller, putting a hand over his mouth and nose to shield his lungs from the smell of solvents and chemicals.†   (source)
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  • Maybe it was the fumes of the benzine and other solvents in the dry cleaner's shop.†   (source)
  • The dining room table was covered with newspapers, cleaning rods, a double-ended breech-brush, used patches, and rags stained with barrel oil, solvents, and gunpowder.†   (source)
  • Or by being smashed, or subjected to solvents, or positive entropy through other means—I find the concept disturbing.†   (source)
  • Behind it was a matching pair of oaken Italian easels, two halogen lamps, a Nikon camera mounted atop a tripod, a palette, a tiny bale of cotton wool, an ancient CD player smudged with several different colors of paint, and a trolley laden with pigments, medium, solvents, wooden dowels, and several Winsor & Newton Series 7 sable-hair paintbrushes.†   (source)
  • The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.   (source)
  • Solvents and acids.†   (source)
  • The upholstery was worn, and pine-fragrant solvents didn't quite mask the sour scent of cigarette smoke that over the years had saturated the vinyl and the carpet.†   (source)
  • A seamstress in a combination tailor's shop and dry cleaner, Donna came home from work every day with hair curled from the steam-press humidity and smelling of benzine and other liquid solvents.†   (source)
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  • On other days in other years, he had called her "the rabbit in the hat" and "the universal solvent" and "the recycler of our garbage."†   (source)
  • If my father could sit tight until our place seethed with this life and movement, he would, Ty was sure, be reborn into a contented retirement, busy, as the farmers at the café said, solvent, and interested.†   (source)
  • Gimme a nylon bristle detail brush, some nitrile gloves, and maybe a can of that aerosol cleaning solvent.†   (source)
  • Sullivan was thirty-eight and incapable of cultivating the relationships that might have generated enough new commissions to keep him solvent.†   (source)
  • The mine had a lot of the solvent derived from coal tar, but it was too volatile.†   (source)
  • When you distill it from bananas with a solvent, amyl acetate is a natural flavor.†   (source)
  • Solvent.†   (source)
  • I was happy, solvent, successful.†   (source)
  • "Unless you have the solvent," I pointed out.†   (source)
  • The wigs cost a fortune, and the manufacturer took no responsibility after three months of use, but there were few solvent bald men who did not succumb to the temptation.†   (source)
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  • From a distance he says, "There's some solvent in that pan over there.†   (source)
  • It was a million miles from the machine-stamped, anonymous vehicles of her fraternity dates with their ventless windows, fold-up steering wheels, and vaguely unpleasant smell of plastic seat covers and windshield solvent.†   (source)
  • Sticking a patch into the loop, he dipped it in solvent.†   (source)
  • For the time being, the knowledge helped keep the Irwin barn solvent.†   (source)
  • Salander had insisted that he make cleaning up his own affairs a priority so that he would be solvent.†   (source)
  • Still, as he had hoped, he died considerably more than just solvent.†   (source)
  • Desire dissolved quickly in the solvent of loss.†   (source)
  • She said, Thanks very much, but right now we are solvent.†   (source)
  • It sold for five cents but remained solvent, as the worst material could be toned down only with bribes to the editor.†   (source)
  • People didn't realize that Willie was trying to make Duck Commander financially solvent, and with the TV show, he was appealing to a much broader audience.†   (source)
  • Social Security just got solvent overnight.†   (source)
  • Then, too, I was not nearly so solvent financially as Nathan had been.†   (source)
  • It had been kind to me in the days of my poverty and it did not resent my temporary solvency.†   (source)
  • Cleaning solvent, bottled, shattered over the stove.†   (source)
  • The chain is still so hot the solvent evaporates almost instantly.†   (source)
  • I see the flat pan and get out the remaining grease with some leaves and the solvent.†   (source)
  • Cleaning solvent, bottled, shattered over the stove.†   (source)
  • It was also the number that bounced off the walls at the café in town, the number that other farmers fantasized about and "knew" was the best economy of scale, not too large for a family operation but enough to keep you busy, solvent, and interested.†   (source)
  • He poured a solvent on the cadaver's upper body and set it on fire, then positioned the body on the floor in direct sunlight.†   (source)
  • If the situation becomes desperate, I recommend you avail yourself of the numerous solvent formulae extant in Celum Tinture.†   (source)
  • …propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphrenyl-2-butanone (10 percent solution in alcohol), aionone, isobutyl anthranilate, isobutyl butyrate, lemon essential oil, maltol, 4-methylacetophenone, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl naphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris butter, phenethyl alcohol, rose, rum ether, yundecalactone, vanillin, and solvent.†   (source)
  • He reached onto his workbench for a bottle of solvent-Hoppes #9, Peter read-and spilled a little bit on a rag.†   (source)
  • Burnside's was a gun shop; Lewis went there in the fall for his Hoppe's solvent and his ammunition; once or twice he'd been lucky enough to bring a deer in to be weighed.†   (source)
  • But the solvent spread on the linoleum, licking eating under the kitchen door, while the voices took it up in chorus: "Fire, fire, fire!"†   (source)
  • Only her tongue had slipped its tether (making her speech not slurred but simply runaway, sometimes breakneck) and as on the previous night, I listened and watched in wonder while the powerful solvent of those grain neutral spirits set loose her inhibitions.†   (source)
  • But the solvent spread on the linoleum, licking, eating, under the kitchen door, while the voices took it up in chorus: "Fire, fire, fire!"†   (source)
  • I was glad to be shut of my job—the first and only salaried position, excluding the military, of my life—even though its loss seriously undermined my already modest solvency.†   (source)
  • And either he found a solvent for his fears or he was lost.†   (source)
  • There were no questions and no doubts when he stood on a platform over a sea of faces; the air was heavy, compact, saturated with a single solvent—admiration; there was no room for anything else.†   (source)
  • With the dark, the solvent is in this way offered until the time when one thing is determined and the offers, mercies, and opportunities are finished.†   (source)
  • Smoke is almost as great a solvent as divorce: both tend to obscure the moral issue.†   (source)
  • Is it possible that Thomson & French are not looked upon as safe and solvent bankers?†   (source)
  • The Judge's face, indeed, rigid and singularly white, refuses to melt into this universal solvent.†   (source)
  • "But every man's not obliged to be solvent?†   (source)
  • But I do not possess that valuable solvent.†   (source)
  • But as one who is fond of talking, I find a nice long whisky and soda a great solvent of human idiocy.†   (source)
  • However, the trouble with this particular position, as time speedily proved, was that much as it might teach him of mixing drinks and how to eventually earn twelve dollars a week, it was no immediate solvent for the yearnings and ambitions that were already gnawing at his vitals.†   (source)
  • [447] She was a solvent powerful to reconcile all heterogeneous persons into one society; like air or water, an element of such a great range of affinities, that it combines readily with a thousand substances.†   (source)
  • He gave a history of the long dynasty of the alchemists, who spent so many ages in quest of the universal solvent by which the golden principle might be elicited from all things vile and base.†   (source)
  • The opinion of all the commercial men was that, under the reverses which had successively weighed down Morrel, it was impossible for him to remain solvent.†   (source)
  • "Thomson & French are perfectly solvent," replied Danglars, with an almost mocking smile: "but the word unlimited, in financial affairs, is so extremely vague."†   (source)
  • His guests would bring whiskey out with them but he drank of this with a sort of sparing calculation as though keeping mentally, General Compson said, a sort of balance of spiritual solvency between the amount of whiskey he accepted and the amount of running meat which he supplied to the guns.†   (source)
  • And doubtless what hurt him most in the whole business with Sutpen was not the loss of the money but the fact that he had had to sacrifice the hoarding, the symbol of the fortitude and abnegation, to keep intact the spiritual solvency which he believed that he had already established and secured.†   (source)
  • He seems to have intended to use the church into which he had invested a certain amount of sacrifice and doubtless self-denial and certainly actual labor and money for the sake of what might be called a demand balance of spiritual solvency, exactly as he would have used a cotton gin in which he considered himself to have incurred either interest or responsibility, for the ginning of any cotton which he or any member of his family, by blood or by marriage, had raised—that, and no more.†   (source)
  • He played havoc among the nine-pins, and won half a crown, which restored him to solvency.†   (source)
  • …as far preferable—about the servants, and their growing exorbitance as to wages, whereas the quality of their services declined from year to year, and there was no girl nowadays to be trusted any further than you could see her—about the bad price Mr. Dingall, the Treddleston grocer, was giving for butter, and the reasonable doubts that might be held as to his solvency, notwithstanding that Mrs. Dingall was a sensible woman, and they were all sorry for HER, for she had very good kin.†   (source)
  • For, we always ran into new debt immediately, to the full extent of the margin, and sometimes, in the sense of freedom and solvency it imparted, got pretty far on into another margin.†   (source)
  • It seems strange to me that a solvent business cannot payits employees promptly.†   (source)
  • A Spanish prisoner's donation of a distant treasure of valuables or specie or bullion lodged with a solvent banking corporation loo years previously at 5% compound interest of the collective worth of 5,000,000 pounds stg (five million pounds sterling).†   (source)
  • …had to the impotable water of the Grand and Royal canals as in 1893) particularly as the South Dublin Guardians, notwithstanding their ration of 15 gallons per day per pauper supplied through a 6 inch meter, had been convicted of a wastage of 20,000 gallons per night by a reading of their meter on the affirmation of the law agent of the corporation, Mr Ignatius Rice, solicitor, thereby acting to the detriment of another section of the public, selfsupporting taxpayers, solvent, sound.†   (source)
  • 5 Blow again trumpeter! and for thy theme, Take now the enclosing theme of all, the solvent and the setting, Love, that is pulse of all, the sustenance and the pang, The heart of man and woman all for love, No other theme but love—knitting, enclosing, all-diffusing love.†   (source)
  • …And with it every instrument in multitudes, The players playing, all the world's musicians, The solemn hymns and masses rousing adoration, All passionate heart-chants, sorrowful appeals, The measureless sweet vocalists of ages, And for their solvent setting earth's own diapason, Of winds and woods and mighty ocean waves, A new composite orchestra, binder of years and climes, ten-fold renewer, As of the far-back days the poets tell, the Paradiso, The straying thence, the separation…†   (source)
  • …(of cent per cent merit) for the use of preparatory and junior grade students or contributed in printed form, following the precedent of Philip Beaufoy or Doctor Dick or Heblon's Studies in Blue, to a publication of certified circulation and solvency or employed verbally as intellectual stimulation for sympathetic auditors, tacitly appreciative of successful narrative and confidently augurative of successful achievement, during the increasingly longer nights gradually following the…†   (source)
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