The supposition that she had died of spontaneous combustion was also entertained by a good many.
It was the finest case of spontaneous combustion physician had ever seen.
At last, under unendurable conditions, spontaneous combustion has followed.
It would be too much to ask any one to believe that this was spontaneous combustion, also!
At first a mild heat; then a dull red glow of spontaneous combustion progresses—and presently flame and smoke.
I didn't wait to be fired—I went off—spontaneous combustion.
spontaneous combustion is the burning of a substance or body by the internal development of heat without the application of fire.
Why should spontaneous combustion occur in the case of the drunkard?
But no well-authenticated case of spontaneous combustion is known.
It was supposed that the fire was caused by the spontaneous combustion of some coals stowed in the after-cock-pit.
|spontaneous combustion |
The bursting into flame of a mass of material as a result of chemical reactions within the substance, without the addition of heat from an external source. Oily rags and damp hay, for example, are subject to spontaneous combustion.