Powered by propane or a mixture of propane and butane, these devices are not meant to burn weeds.
Natural gas is primarily composed of methane, but contains ethane, propane and butane as well.
Lute is already moving about the tent, melting snow on two butane stoves for some hot soup.
At its heart, though, it's little more than a copper pipe containing a butane canister.
The liquid butane inside the lighter serves as a fluid level, verifying that the manhole is correctly positioned.
Elsewhere there are a few small grocery stores with butane refrigerators to keep bottled drinks cool.
Imagine if the researchers had been studying planetary atmospheres, and the perp was using a butane lighter.
Choices range from simple fire enclosures fueled by twigs and debris to high-tech canister stoves fed by pressurized butane.
On one side are charcoal grills and briquets, on the other, gas grills and butane tanks.
British Dictionary definitions for butane
a colourless flammable gaseous alkane that exists in two isomeric forms, both of which occur in natural gas. The stable isomer, n-butane, is used mainly in the manufacture of rubber and fuels (such as Calor Gas). Formula: C4H10
butane bu·tane (byōō'tān') n. Either of two isomers of a gaseous hydrocarbon produced synthetically from petroleum and used as a refrigerant, and aerosol propellant and in the manufacture of synthetic rubber.
(by'tān') An organic compound found in natural gas and produced from petroleum. Butane is used as a household fuel, refrigerant, and propellant in aerosol cans. It is the fourth member of the alkane series. Chemical formula:C4H10.