VALVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VALVE
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valve
 n.  device or structure for controlling the flow of a fluid
Classic Sentence:
1  Turned off that valve at once and opened the spiritual-heroic refrigerating apparatus, invented and patented in all countries by Dante Alighieri.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
2  His art was all tubes and valves and spirals and strange colours, ultra-modern, yet with a certain power, even a certain purity of form and tone: only Mellors thought it cruel and repellent.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
3  As I approached the pedestal of the sphinx I found the bronze valves were open.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In X
4  In most land animals there are certain valves or flood-gates in many of their veins, whereby when wounded, the blood is in some degree at least instantly shut off in certain directions.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
Example Sentence:
1  The pump sucks air out through this valve.
2  Residents heard an enormous bang as a safety valve on the boiler failed.
3  They're done to improve the health and vigor of people with heart valve diseases.