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His butane-torch and mis-en-place (spices, garnishes sauces) are within an easy reach.
Over 100 tanks of butane gas and materials to make TATP explosive were found at the house, police say.
About 120 butane gas cylinders were found at the scene of the explosion, a house in the town of Alcanar, south of Barcelona.
Propane and butane canisters were found on the scene, and authorities believed they were intended for use against civilians.
According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, bottles of propane and butane were found at the site.
Los Angeles Times sleuths dug up photos of Puliafito’s exploits in hotels rooms, apartments and even the dean’s office at USC, including a shot of him using a butane torch to light a glass pipe while a female companion smoked heroin.
In another, Puliafito uses a butane torch to heat a large glass pipe outfitted for methamphetamine use.
Originally — and still precariously — done underground in garages with butane, cannabis extraction has now been industrialized through several techniques.
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Origin and Etymology of butane
First Known Use: 1872See Words from the same year
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Definition of butane for English Language Learners
: a type of gas that is used in a liquid form as a fuel usually for cooking or heating
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