oil burner

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oil burner

A device that burns oil and gives off heat, such as a furnace or boiler. Turn on the oil burner, will you? It's freezing in here!
See also: burner, oil
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"Three dollars a week, an' four dollars a week, an' a young boy cookin' for himself on an oil-burner an' layin' up money, workin' all day an' studyin' all night, just workin' an' never playin', never havin' a good time, an' never learnin' how to have a good time - of course his thirty thousand came along too late."
spec grades - entry-level S, mid-range SE and SE Nav and two flagship trims called The version driven here featured the 1.7 CRDi, a sweet and lively oil-burner producing 114bhp and giving the ix35 reasonable punch coupled with the potential for an average 50 miles per gallon.
It can be as much as 10p a litre more than unleaded, so an oil-burner could actually cost you more.
Under the bonnet sits Peugeot's fabulous two-litre 140bhp HDi diesel unit, a smooth, powerful oil-burner that offers the perfect mix of performance and economy.
Despite having less power than the Clio's other 1.5 oil-burner, which produces 106bhp, it remains a strong unit - smooth, quiet and quite spirited, with punchy performance from low engine speeds and the promise of 64 miles per gallon.
Adopting the familiar family identity created by the Mazda3 and Mazda6 models, there will be a high-output diesel option for the first time in the guise of a 2.2-litre turbocharged oil-burner.
The oil-burner is the 1.9- litre turbo-diesel that generates 180bhp of power and 400Nm of torque.
They were overcome by fumes and smoke from an oil-burner which appears to have malfunctioned for some reason.
This pokey little oil-burner puts has a whopping 175 horsepower to bring to the party, enough to launch the Megane Sport to 60mph in just over 8 seconds and still return around 40 miles to the gallon.
New engines include a four-cylinder 1.5 litre turbo diesel, which replaces the old three-pot oil-burner. A 1.4 litre petrol unit replaces the former 1.3 litre power pack.
At a time when diesel sales are soaring, the Korean manufacturer has been severely disadvantaged by not having an oil-burner in its family car line-up.
It will be available in two power outputs, 120bhp and 150bhp and, coupled to a new six-speed gearbox, this state-of-the-art oil-burner is aiming to set the standard in performance, torque, fuel efficiency and refinement while also meeting the Euro4 emissions standard.
I drove both the two litre petrol and 1.9 oil-burner during the launch on the north coast of Scotland - bleak at this time of year but the long, winding roads are excellent.
The 110bhp oil-burner is the latest model to emerge from the souped-up VTR garage and is capable of 121mph.
The technology has come a long way since the 1970's, when Pindus, with the help of a team of computer and oil-burner experts, designed the first of a series of microprocessor-based control systems that restrict boiler cycling to periods when building interiors actually need heat.