Time becomes irrelevant, the water in the teakettle boils away, you forget where you are, so focused are you on the work you're doing.
The water that fills a teakettle miles downstream in a city apartment is a measure of all that has gone on upstream: blizzard and drought, logging and road building, care and neglect.
In its first office, plugging in the teakettle sometimes brought down the web server.
They were constantly flying airplanes over his house, and playing pranks like boiling water in his teakettle when he was away, trying to drive him insane.
I should be angry, steaming with the passion of a boiling teakettle .
When the teakettle let out a whistle, Quinn went to go turn the burner off.
A hiss sounds in my ears, like a teakettle left on the stove too long.
The kitchen table was set for two, and the teakettle sang from the stovetop.
At least she can just get by on her pension, but when her teakettle burned up last week she couldn't even afford a new one.
Maude left to tend the teakettle , which was whistling merrily.