I am of opinion that pumping a leaky ship is the most detestable work in the world.
Two hours' pumping in every four is no joke—but it kept her afloat as far as Falmouth.
That boundless wealth of good intentions is a well no pumping can exhaust.
He floated easily, pumping the air far back into his big lungs.
The two rascals were expert at pumping the little half-breed.
A pumping plant, on the other hand, both breaks down and wears out.
But you'll have your pumping plant, Charley, before any one else does.
The Dean could have been enticed away to examine the alfalfa and the pumping system.
Some were for pumping up water, some for sawing logs, and some for grinding grain.
After half an hour of pumping I sent him away, detaining Woodruff.