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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STEAM UP

I could get steam up mighty quick with that gas arrangement.

I should infer from all I hear that he has got the steam up.

"We'll have steam up in an hour," he announced, glancing up at the funnel.

I know what women are, even the easy-goin' kind, when they've got steam up.

Yes, sir; there are two with the steam up, the Rotterdam and the Hamburgh.

Get together your party, steam up there, anchor in the harbor, and see the show.

Do you generally leave your boat with steam up without an engineer?

He has orders to hold three trains, steam up, night and day.

"Captain Blastblow had steam up in the morning, as directed," continued Washburn.

The vessels had steam up, and seemed to be ready for action at any moment.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English steam "vapor, fume," from Proto-Germanic *staumaz (cf. Dutch stoom), of unknown origin. Steam age first attested 1941. Steam heat as a method of temperature control recorded from 1904.

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