Definition: quick sharp reply; V.
Definition: quick sharp reply; V.
Sentences Containing 'retort'
But Mr. Peggotty made no such retort, only answering with another entreaty to Mrs. Gummidge to cheer up.
The telegram which we eventually received came late one night just as I was thinking of turning in and Holmes was settling down to one of those all-night chemical researches which he frequently indulged in, when I would leave him stooping over a retort and a test-tube at night and find him in the same position when I came down to breakfast in the morning.
Where hydrogen was commonly produced with the single retort like the Messerschmitt and the Bamag type, Lane introduced the multiple retort type.
Embittered by his deformity, Alarcón was constantly engaged in personal quarrels with his rivals; but his attitude in these polemics is always dignified, and his crushing retort to Lope de Vega in "Los pechos privilegiados" is an unsurpassed example of cold, scornful invective.
Goreham refused, suggesting in retort that Eddy surrender.
The standoff included alleged threats from Defense Minister Arístides Mejía to surround the congressional building with tanks should members fail to comply with the request to reseat Dubón. An angry retort from President of the National Congress Roberto Micheletti, who said that the legislature abided by democracy and rule of law, not military threats or pressure.
After Jesse Eisenberg spoke negatively about his experience as guest on "El Hormiguero", in an interview with Conan O'Brien on TBS's "Conan", Pablo Motos gave a humorous retort to the actor and the American talk-show host from the Spanish program.
The chamber where the body is placed is called a "retort" and is lined with heat-resistant refractory bricks.
The coffin or container is inserted (charged) into the retort as quickly as possible to avoid heat loss through the top door.
For example, the retort door cannot be opened until the cremator has reached its operating temperature, and United States federal regulations require that newly constructed cremators feature dual electrical and mechanical heat-shutoff switches and door releases that are accessible from inside the retort.
The box containing the body is placed in the retort and incinerated at a temperature of 760 to 1150 °C (1400 to 2100 °F).
After the incineration is completed, the dry bone fragments are swept out of the retort and pulverised by a machine called a "Cremulator" — essentially a high-capacity, high-speed blender — to process them into "ashes" or "cremated remains", although pulverisation may also be performed by hand.
became the first crematory manufacturer to sell a retort to Israel.
Since that incident, The cremation retort was replaced and cremation takes place in Israel without interruption.
The blocked tube may become substantially distended giving the tube a characteristic sausage-like or retort-like shape.
During an infertility work-up a hysterosalpingogram (HSG), an X-ray procedure that uses a contrast agent to image the fallopian tubes, shows the retort-like shape of the distended tubes and the absence of spillage of the dye into the peritoneum.
During the segment, following O'Brien's jesting about Thorne-Smith and Carrot Top having make-out scenes, Macdonald offered the retort "Is it called 9½ Seconds?
An industrial size retort began processing shale in the 1990s.
In 2006, Petrobras claimed that this industrial retort had a design capacity to process 260 tonnes/hour of oil shale.
(Supporters of party list proportional representation sometimes retort that the public often have little control over the selection of local candidates, either — if a voter's preferred party selects a poor candidate, the voter is forced to either vote for a candidate they dislike or vote for a party they dislike.
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parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
lounge - stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed way
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