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But this time, with all his cunning and perspiration, he could not induce another throb in the tired engines.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The king was struck with horror at the description I had given him of those terrible engines, and the proposal I had made.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Two huge steam engines had snorted and puffed for three whole years.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
War turns them from making the glittering superfluities of peace to making its grim engines of destruction.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
In comparison with the engines now in use, these Americans were very small ones.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
The trains were pulled up the incline at the Lickey by powerful stationary engines.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
The facility of manufacture and cheapness of those engines caused them to be much used in the mines, and also elsewhere.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
There are six engines nearly finished at Coalbrookdale, and seven in a foundry at Bridgenorth.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
They may be made both winding and pumping engines at the same time, if so required.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
I know where we have removed cylinders and put larger ones on the same nozzles and condensing work, and the engines did good duty.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK

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