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Synonyms for brakes

a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle

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Meg colored behind the brake, but asked no questions and looked across the river with the same expectant expression which Mr.
A long saloon carriage, with a guard's brake behind and an engine in front, was waiting there.
Already his foot was on the brake of the car; they were drawing near the plain, five-barred gates.
There was no brake to stop him, unless the soft end of his nose be considered the brake, for it was his nose that brought his body to rest inside the crate.
At the same moment, laying on his whip, and standing up to his task, the coal driver rushed horses and waggon squarely in front of the advancing procession, pulled the horses up sharply, and put on the big brake.
When they apply the brake to a train, the train comes to a stop; but what becomes of the motion which it had previously possessed?
The wounded deer dragging its fainting limbs to some untrodden brake, there to gaze upon the arrow which had pierced it, and to die, was but a type of me.
What do you know about them, you of all men, a bundle of nerves and brains, with a motor for a heart, and an automatic brake upon your passions?
It will be well," whispered the trapper, who knew enough of the language he heard to comprehend perfectly the subject of the discussion, "if the travellers who lie near the willow brake are not awoke out of their sleep by a visit from these miscreants.
A low murmur, but one that was clearly indicative of dissatisfaction, passed among the attentive listeners, and served to inform the old man that he had not been sufficiently wary in proposing a measure that he intended should notify the travellers in the brake of the presence of their dangerous neighbours.
Mahtoree, alone, had occasionally elevated his dark, grim countenance above the herbage, straining his eye-balls to penetrate the gloom which skirted the border of the brake.
He succeeded, at length, in dragging himself out of the sickly light of the moon, into the shadows of the brake, where not only his own dark person was much less liable to be seen, but where the surrounding objects became more distinctly visible to his keen and active glances.
He now took the direction of the encampment, stealing along the margin of the brake, as a cover into which he might easily plunge at the smallest alarm.
The global brake system market, in terms of value, is projected to reach USD 29.
The first key step towards the adoption of these technologies has been the widespread acceptance of disc brakes as the better option among the two main brake types.