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Uptake   Listen
noun
Uptake  n.  (Steam Boilers)
1.
The pipe leading upward from the smoke box of a steam boiler to the chimney, or smokestack; a flue leading upward.
2.
Understanding; apprehension. (Scot.)






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"Uptake" Quotes from Famous Books



... arm of th' Lord, awake, Thy sword uptake; Cast what would Thine forgetful of Thee make Into the lake. Awake, I pray, O mighty Jah, awake Make all the world before Thy presence quake, Not only earth, but heaven also shake. Arise, arise, O Jacob's God, arise, And hear the cries Of ev'ry soul which in distress now lies, ...
— The History of Thomas Ellwood Written by Himself • Thomas Ellwood

... find them in a state of profound despondency. My companion was immediately recognized by my sister and Jill, but, to my relief, Berry and Jonah were not quite so quick in the uptake. ...
— Berry And Co. • Dornford Yates

... of men and lads—just them from the shaft-bottom—got up immediately after the explosion. Since then, not a sound from anyone! The uptake shaft is chock-full of damp. Mitchell, in the fan-room, had to run for it at first, it was coming up ...
— Sir George Tressady, Vol. II • Mrs. Humphry Ward



Words linked to "Uptake" :   bodily process, feeding, suction, swallow, suck, imbibition, body process, radioactive iodine uptake test, re-uptake, deglutition, imbibing, ingestion, bodily function, activity, sucking, reuptake, eating, intake, drinking, consumption, drink, human process



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