boiler


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a metal pot for stewing or boiling

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In the stokehold the plump donkeyman toiled with his shovel mutely, as if his tongue had been cut out; but the second was carrying on like a noisy, undaunted maniac, who had preserved his skill in the art of stoking under a marine boiler.
But the chief feature of this part of the show was a huge allegorical device, borne among the ship-carpenters, on one side whereof the steamboat Alcohol was represented bursting her boiler and exploding with a great crash, while upon the other, the good ship Temperance sailed away with a fair wind, to the heart's content of the captain, crew, and passengers.
While Joe was absent on this errand, the elder Willet and his three companions continued to smoke with profound gravity, and in a deep silence, each having his eyes fixed on a huge copper boiler that was suspended over the fire.
A general murmur from his three cronies, and a general shaking of heads at the copper boiler, assured John Willet that they had had good experience of his powers and needed no further evidence to assure them of his superiority.
But all in all, taking her from truck to helm, considering the dimensions of the cook's boilers, including his own live parchment boilers; fore and aft, I say, the Samuel Enderby was a jolly ship; of good fare and plenty; fine flip and strong; crack fellows all, and capital from boot heels to hat-band.
I'm not afraid to sit on the escape-valve, as long as the boilers are strong, and the machinery works well.
think so now; and, some pleasant morning, you may all be caught up to meet each other in the air, when the boilers burst.
Then I went over to the great arms factory and learned my real trade; learned all there was to it; learned to make every- thing: guns, revolvers, cannon, boilers, engines, all sorts of labor-saving machinery.
Fortunately this compartment did not hold the boilers, or the fires would have been immediately extinguished.
Yes, sir; but they had to repair one of her boilers, and so her departure was postponed till to-morrow.
The cause of the second explosion was less a mystery than that of the first, the mate attributing it to the bursting of the boilers when the flames had finally reached them; but what had caused the first explosion was a subject of considerable speculation among the stranded company.
Our boilers were strained to their utmost, and the frail shell vibrated and creaked with the fierce energy which was driving us along.
This metal, in fact, is the most tenacious, the most ductile, and the most malleable, and consequently suitable for all moulding operations; and when smelted with pit coal, is of superior quality for all engineering works requiring great resisting power, such as cannon, steam boilers, hydraulic presses, and the like.
I can answer for her not being so idiotic as to hate Boilers,' he returns with angry emphasis; 'though I cannot answer for her views about Things; really not understanding what Things are meant.
Stage-coaches were upsetting in all directions, horses were bolting, boats were overturning, and boilers were bursting.