In ancient times meteors were supposed to be generated in the air by inflammable gases.
Its vapour is spontaneously inflammable when exposed to air.
east of the town, is the now disused temple of the Parsee fire-worshippers, who were attracted thither by the natural fountains of inflammable gas.
But there was too much inflammable material about.
This is at first colourless carbon dioxide, but later on inflammable gases come out of the mass, which at this stage has turned into a thicker, pasty condition, showing that the end of the reaction is near.