donkey engine

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Synonyms for donkey engine

a locomotive for switching rolling stock in a railroad yard

(nautical) a small engine (as one used on board ships to operate a windlass)

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I liked the idea of these two great big cylinders and the donkey engine," he says.
She is a half-sister to Petit Poucet, a Grade 3 winner in the US who finished third in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains and Secretariat Stakes, and to Donkey Engine, winner of the Group 3 Prix de la Porte Maillot.
The fun always came at about nine o'clock every night when it was necessary for Griffith to switch from one donkey engine to the other.
With improving weather, Menetrier takes time for several photo stops and shore walks, including an excursion to see the ruins of a logging camp complete with donkey engine and moss-crusted cabins slowly collapsing into the forest.
The bullwhacker and his sturdy team reigned supreme in the Northwest woods until 1881, when a logger in Eureka, California, named John Dolbeer invented the steam-powered donkey engine, from which a cable could be run out to the logs to yard, or gather, them in.
They were Almushtarak, Burden Of Proof (two), Donkey Engine, Pharatta, Second Empire, Tadwiga, Two Twenty-Two (two) and Victory Note (two).
But he meets Andreyev on 4lb worse terms and, like last month's Prix de la Porte Maillot winner, Donkey Engine, his Group 3 penalty may prove too much.