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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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54 words
steam table

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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54 words
steam table

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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38 words
steam tables

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

...steam tables Published tables that present thermodynamic data for enthalpy, entropy, and specific volume of steam at various temperatures and pressures. Steam is a commonly encountered material in chemical processes and its properties have been extensively tabulated. Steam tables therefore provide a quick and valuable reference point. ...

steam tables

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

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Current Version:
2013

...tables A set of tabulated values of the intensive properties of steam (specific enthalpy, specific internal energy, specific entropy, and specific volume ) over a range of temperatures and pressures to include the critical state , saturated liquid , saturated vapour, saturated solid, superheated conditions, and phase change . Similar tables exist for other fluids, particularly refrigerants such as ammonia, dichlorodifluoromethane, and...

steam

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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2014

...The dryness fraction of steam is the ratio of the amount of water in steam to the total amount of water vapour. Superheated steam is produced by heating the steam above the boiling point of water. The thermodynamic properties of steam are presented in published steam tables . ...

BTU

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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2004

... B.t.u. 59 or B.t.u. 59/60 denotes the rise from 59 to 60°F; B.t.u. mean denotes the mean over the range 32 to 212°F, i.e. 1 / 180 of the energy required to raise 1 pound of liquid water from freezing point to boiling point. Another form is based on the international steam tables, and is termed the international B.t.u., B.t.u. IT .1 B.t.u. mean = 1055.87∼ J,1 B.t.u. (thermochemical) = 1054.350∼ J,1 B.t.u. IT = 1055.055 26∼ J (0.367 717 ft 3 ⋅atmos). History The full name ‘British thermal unit’ appears to have been adopted in the 1870s to...

calorie

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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2004

...at its densest) 15°C calorie cal 15 = 4.185 5∼ J (15°C = cool indoors) 20°C calorie cal 20 = 4.181 90∼ J (20°C = warm indoors) The cal 15 is usually meant by the mechanical equivalent of heat . The international steam calorie cal IT = 4.186 74∼, based on the international steam tables, prompted the rounded = 4.186 8 J. Generically also heat unit and from 1888 to 1896 the therm ( see also B.t.u. and joule ), the calorie proved difficult of laboratory verification. Joly J. Nature 52, 4 (1895) For foodstuffs, the calorific content is usually...

Sandwich Trucks

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Colleen Joyce Pontes

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

...evolved. The California truck, or cold truck, became popular in the 1950s. It originated in California and is basically a pickup truck with a stainless steel body. Its primary purpose is to serve pre-wrapped sandwiches and simple foods, like hot dogs, that can be prepared on a steam table. Throughout the years, mobile catering trucks have been constantly refined and updated. In addition to cold trucks, there are hot trucks, which are kitchens on wheels that contain everything from coffee urns to ovens and grills. According to the executive director of the Mobile...

Egg Rolls

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Andrew Coe

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

...Chinese American restaurant across the United States. As an appetizer, they became a staple of the popular “family dinners” that allowed parties of two or more to order a multicourse meal for a reasonable price. Egg rolls were easy to prepare and stayed crisp for hours on steam tables; they became common in school cafeterias and military mess halls. Companies like Chun King and La Choy discovered that freezing did not harm their flavor, so egg rolls turned up in supermarket freezer aisles in every city and town. Today, egg rolls appear to have outlasted...

Dining Cars

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James D. Porterfield

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

...and four passengers. A steward supervised. Dining car kitchens evolved to measure approximately eight feet by fifteen feet, typically containing a range and a broiler with fire boxes beneath and warming shelves above. Other equipment included a coffeemaker with cup warmer, steam table, carving board, refrigerator, two sinks, and a pastry table. The kitchen had storage space for ingredients, pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes, and ice, coal, and charcoal. In this space three cooks and a chef prepared all portions for as many as two hundred people per...

Cafeterias

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Ruth Tobias

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...decorated and awash in oranges, beiges, and browns, were filled with vinyl booths and booster chairs negotiated by busboys and waitstaff with more or less limited duties, such as seating, filling drink orders, or transacting payment. Diners line up at long counters or steam tables fitted with sneeze guards and slide rails, lading their trays as they go; the level of counter service varies, but the standard practice is to station employees at the hot buffet while keeping cold items, such as salads and desserts, within customers’ own reach. Still, if...

Railroad Dining

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Max P. Sinsheimer

Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

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Current Version:
2016
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Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
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1,751 words

..., these “grill cars” offered cafeteria-style seating on benches that ran continuously along both sides of the car, with tables bolted to the floor. Passengers ordered from a service counter, and then sat down with their food tray. There was no oven, only a charcoal grill and steam tables, and various baked goods and cooked meats had to be loaded onto the train from commissaries along the way. Self-service in theory allowed the railroad to employ fewer people, and to pass the cost savings on to passengers in the form of cheaper menu prices. But...

Food Courts

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Alan S. Brody

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

...model with “specials” also being offered, which typically include one or more side dishes and a beverage. Also borrowing from fast food, different portion sizes are available with some upselling being done by the order takers. Looking to the cafeteria, some dishes are on the steam table so that consumers can make selections from visible choices. In a modified way, food court outlets are open kitchens and cleanliness and personal hygiene are emphasized since employees often wear uniforms. As in traditional brick-and-mortar outlets, food concepts are met with...

Neil Armstrong

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
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Quotations
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137 words

...in the transmission obliterated ‘a’ one small step for a man one small step for a man giant leap for mankind giant leap for mankind I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow. speech, National Press Club Luncheon, 22 February...

Engineering

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
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172 words

...Engineering see also Technology I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow. Neil Armstrong 1930 – 2012 American astronaut speech, National Press Club Luncheon, 22 February 2000 A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in...

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