Sentence Examples with the word cracking

After a slight hesitation the door burst open with a cracking blow.

The finished cylinder is next carried to a rack and the pipe detached from it by applying a cold iron to the neck of thick hot glass which connects pipe-butt and cylinder, the neck cracking at the touch.

Its course down the cliff was marked by the cracking of limbs.

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The function of the sand is simply that of a diluent to prevent undue shrinkage and cracking in drying.

Two young citizens were joking with some serf girls who were cracking nuts.

I'd better get cracking on that, knock on doors or something.

Under such conditions, distillation takes place at higher temperatures than the normal boiling-points of the constituent hydrocarbons of the oil, and a partial cracking results.

He ran round to the other side of the lodge and was about to dash into that part of it which was still standing, when just above his head he heard several voices shouting and then a cracking sound and the ring of something heavy falling close beside him.

Happy the demon could draw his lunch out of the forest, Rhyn pounced on the demon, cracking its neck before it could fight.

The usual necrosis of the injured cortex occursdrying up, shrivelling, and consequent stretching and cracking of the dead cortex on the wood beneath.