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 for To be at the boiling point
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boiling \Boil"ing\, a.
     Heated to the point of bubbling; heaving with bubbles; in
     tumultuous agitation, as boiling liquid; surging; seething;
     swelling with heat, ardor, or passion.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Boiling point, the temperature at which a fluid is
        converted into vapor, with the phenomena of ebullition.
        This is different for different liquids, and for the same
        liquid under different pressures. For water, at the level
        of the sea, barometer 30 in., it is 212 [deg] Fahrenheit;
        for alcohol, 172.96[deg]; for ether, 94.8[deg]; for
        mercury, about 675[deg]. The boiling point of water is
        lowered one degree Fahrenheit for about 550 feet of ascent
        above the level of the sea.
  
     Boiling spring, a spring which gives out very hot water, or
        water and steam, often ejecting it with much force; a
        geyser.
  
     To be at the boiling point, to be very angry.
  
     To keep the pot boiling, to keep going on actively, as in
        certain games. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]

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