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Messmates, but if Flint was living, this would be a hot spot for you and me.

The better plan is to move it slightly from the “hot spot” into the surrounding parts of the flame at the moment of blowing.

Comparatively large masses of silica may be softened in a comparatively small jet if the hot spot is properly utilised.

Still mother made no answer, but I saw a hot spot coming into both her cheeks.

At five thousand feet up and well away from the hot spot, Stan took stock.

Great guns, messmates, but if Flint was living this would be a hot spot for you and me!

The arrangement, moreover, secured at no cost a good vaporizer, or modern "hot spot."

After a rest the Canadians took over a new piece of line near Festubert, and a hot spot it was.

She did not look pale; there was a hot spot on either cheek—a spot of vivid rose.

WORD ORIGIN

also hotspot, 1888 as a skin irritation; 1931 as "nightclub;" 1938 in the firefighting sense; 1941 as "place of international conflict." See hot (adj.) + spot (n.).

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nounpainful or difficult situation
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