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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FUEL

Yates gathered some fuel, and managed to coax the dying embers into a blaze.

Fuel consumption is a prime factor in the production of engine power.

Every once in a while women threw armfuls of fuel on the blaze.

The fuel for the mission house is brought from the South by the steamer.

The fuel must be power-charged to safely handle the weight and time quotients.

With every movement we make, a portion of this fuel is burned up in our muscles.

Many of these engines are adapted to the use of straw as fuel.

If they save any thing in fuel, which is doubtful, they are highly injurious to the flavour and best qualities of the meat.

This he moistened with saliva and quickly dropped into the center of his fuel stack.

Of set purpose did Trenchard add this fuel to the blazing fire.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French foaile "bundle of firewood," from Vulgar Latin legal term *focalia "right to demand material for making fire," neuter plural of Latin focalis "pertaining to a hearth," from focus "hearth" (see focus). Figurative use from 1570s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FUEL

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nounbitumen
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