flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
flue pipe, flue, labial pipe(noun)
organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
a conduit to carry off smoke
A pipe or duct that carries gaseous combustion products away from the point of combustion (such as a furnace).
An enclosed passageway in which to direct air or other gaseous current along.
an inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage
a compartment or division of a chimney for conveying flame and smoke to the outer air
a passage way for conducting a current of fresh, foul, or heated air from one place to another
a pipe or passage for conveying flame and hot gases through surrounding water in a boiler; -- distinguished from a tube which holds water and is surrounded by fire. Small flues are called fire tubes or simply tubes
light down, such as rises from cotton, fur, etc.; very fine lint or hair
Origin: [Cf. OF. flue a flowing, fr. fluer to flow, fr. L. fluere (cf. Fluent); a perh. a corruption of E. flute.]
A flue is a duct, pipe, or opening in a chimney for conveying exhaust gases from a fireplace, furnace, water heater, boiler, or generator to the outdoors. Historically the term flue meant the chimney itself. In the United States, they are also known as vents and for boilers as breeching for water heaters and modern furnaces. They usually operate by buoyancy, also known as the stack effect, or the combustion products may be 'induced' via a blower. As combustion products contain carbon monoxide and other dangerous compounds, proper 'draft', and admission of replacement air is imperative. Building codes, and other standards, regulate their materials, design, and installation.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
flōō, n. a smoke-pipe or small chimney. [Prob. related to flue, to expand, splay out.]
flōō, n. light down: soft down or fur.—adj. Flu′ey. [Ety. unknown; conn. with fluff.]
flōō, adj. (prov.) shallow, flat.—Also Flew.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An escape for hot air. FLUENCY The art of releasing the same.
The numerical value of flue in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of flue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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Up until now we have about 700 operating hours here at Klemetsrud and we have captured about 80 tonnes of CO2, and what is nice from this flue gas from Klemetsrud is the high content of the CO2, it's about 12 percent, volume percent, of CO2, it's fairly easy to capture. So up until now we have no problem with the process, it works very steady and so far all the test results look very promising.
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