Sentence Examples with the word choked

Became so heated as to cause the decomposition of some of the gas before combustion, the jet being choked up by the carbon which deposited in a very dense form; and as the use of acetylene under pressures greater than one hundred inches of water was prohibited, no advance was made in this direction.

The fishery is of ancient importance; at the old towns of Falsterbo and SkanOr, south of Malmo, thousands of fishermen were employed until the harbours became choked in 1631, and the fish were a valuable item in the Hanseatic commerce.

She nearly choked on the sandwich, and washed it down with some coffee.

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She choked on a half-sob, half-laugh.

She choked down a mouthful of food.

Effie choked a tad on her cookie at the enthusiasm of her rambling and asked for a glass of milk.

In water-cooled condensers it is usual to arrange that the water passes through a large number of small pipes contained in a larger one through which the gas flows, and as it constantly happened that condenser pipes became choked by naphthalene, the so-called reversible condenser, in which the stream of gas may be altered from time to time and the walls of the pipes cleaned by pumping tar over them, is a decided advance.

The lights were on, but shadows crawled from the corners and choked the lights until they were shriveled, glowing orbs.

Along this part of its course the river is apt to be choked with reeds and, except where bordered by lines of palm trees, the channel loses itself in lakes and swamps.

She choked back a sob.