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My mate's arm's broke; my engineer's head's cut open; my Ray went out when the engines smashed; and
Had the engine run off the track,--a catastrophe, it is whispered, by no means unprecedented,--the bottomless pit, if there be any such place, would undoubtedly have received us.
The lapping of the waves against the ship's sides, the whirring of the propeller, the throbbing of the engines, drowned the almost soundless approach of the two.
Already the engines had ceased to throb, the period of unnatural quietness had commenced.
She was a tall girl, slim and slender, you know the kind, with black hair, remarkably long hanging, down loose behind her, as she stood there no more afraid than nothing, her arms spread out to stop the engine.
True," replied the president; "but we will overcome that, for the force of impulsion will depend on the length of the engine and the powder employed, the latter being limited only by the resisting power of the former.
The engine was manned by a driver and a stoker, and bore, by special favor, the Hon.
And once more the chorus of voices went on with 'The man that drives the engine.
The engine slowed down and stopped just beyond that point where an angle of the house impinged upon the sharp slope of turf.
He passed near an engine where some men were seated, and they called to him to share in their refreshment.
It was gravely said by some of the prelates in the Council of Trent, where the doctrine of the Schoolmen bare great sway, that the Schoolmen were like astronomers, which did feign eccentrics and epicycles, and such engines of orbs, to save the phenomena; though they knew there were no such things; and in like manner, that the Schoolmen had framed a number of subtle and intricate axioms, and theorems, to save the practice of the church.
Not only did these German battleships outnumber the Americans two to one, but they were more heavily armed and more modern in construction--seven of them having high explosive engines built of Charlottenburg steel, and all carrying Charlottenburg steel guns.
A little tug had laid hold of the Tryapsic, and with clang and clatter and shouted command, with engines half-ahead, slow-speed, or half-astern, the battered old sea-tramp was nudged and nosed and shouldered through the dock-gates into Ring's End Basin.
I would be a better electrician with knowledge of steam engines.
Numbers one, two, and five engines have broken down, sir," he called.