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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUMP

Do, some kind Christian, pump a stroke or two, just to wet my whistle.

No—but it will make them exceedingly uncomfortable for a time—I'm going to pump them out.

The pump was quite as much admired as the 'Jupiter,' and it proved as great a failure.

There's not such a spring in England as the pump under the archway.

She put two and two together—the pump, the laugh, and Jane Cotton's Sam.

That pump ain't been used stiddy for some little while back.

I stood watching him, and he said, "Why don't you ease the pump?"

They have to pump ahead to save what remained of their capital stock.

And he reverts into a stupor, leaving the world to the poet and the pump.

As soon as he begins to run the blood will pump into that sore leg and he'll quit.

WORD ORIGIN

"apparatus for forcing liquid or air," early 15c., of uncertain origin, possibly from Middle Dutch pompe "water conduit, pipe," or Middle Low German pumpe "pump" (Modern German Pumpe), both from some North Sea sailors' word, possibly of imitative origin.

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