By night, the crowd (multihued, it should be noted) had become a broiling mass.
He emerged from the broiling heat into cold that needed only a minute to turn his wet gear to ice.
Meat and fish were cooked by roasting, boiling, or broiling.
They go bare-headed in the broiling sun, and seem to revel in the heat.
Aye; fancy having to wait for a single moment, with the fire crackling under the broiling deck, and tons of powder under hatches.
Beef-steaks for frying should be cut thinner than for broiling.
It was terrible to see what they were suffering in the broiling sun.
He kicked, kicked, kicked under the broiling sun, in the hot water.
"You must take this—you must now; it will keep the cold out," (the day was broiling,) said he to the young woman.
broiling is the simplest of all forms of cooking, and is essentially English.
"to cook," late 14c. (earlier "to burn," mid-14c.), from Old French bruller "to broil, roast" (Modern French brûler), earlier brusler "to burn" (11c.), which, with Italian bruciare, is of uncertain and much-disputed origin.
Perhaps from Vulgar Latin *brodum "broth," borrowed from Germanic and ultimately related to brew (v.). Gamillscheg proposes it to be from Latin ustulare "to scorch, singe" (from ustus, past participle of urere "to burn") and altered by influence of Germanic "burn" words beginning in br-. Related: Broiled; broiling.
early 15c., "to quarrel, brawl," also "mix up, present in disorder," from Anglo-French broiller "mix up, confuse," Old French brooillier "to mix, mingle," figuratively "to have sexual intercourse" (13c., Modern French brouiller), perhaps from breu, bro "stock, broth, brew," from Frankish or another Germanic source (cf. Old High German brod "broth") akin to broth (see brew (v.)); also compare imbroglio.