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I've known a derelict up-end and sift her engines out of herself and flicker round the Lower Lanes for three weeks on her forward tanks only.
The engine at this moment took its station in advance of the cars, looking, I must confess, much more like a sort of mechanical demon that would hurry us to the infernal regions than a laudable contrivance for smoothing our way to the Celestial City.
Throb, throb, throb, throb, went the engines in the stillness.
Our bow was pointed straight toward the U-boat now as I heard word passed to the engine for full speed ahead.
Already she could see dimly through the fog of smoke the murky headlight of the oncoming engine.
A long saloon carriage, with a guard's brake behind and an engine in front, was waiting there.
An' me on a wunter passage, blowin' a luvin' gale half the time, wuth hurricane force in atweenwhiles, an' hove to sux days, wuth engines stopped an' bunker coal runnun' short, an' me wuth a mate thot stupid he could no pass a shup's light ot night wi'out callun' me tull the brudge.
For twenty minutes the Coldwater bucked the great seas with her three engines.
The furnaces roared, and the powerful engines whizzed and clanked, like a great metallic heart.
Every flat-car, box-car, coach, asthmatic switch engine, and even hand-car that mob of Spiggoties had shoved off the dock into sixty feet of water on top of the Governor Hancock.
The rudder might have been gone for all he knew, the fires out, the engines broken down, the ship ready to roll over like a corpse.
Somewhere in the distance, off to the west, there was a prolonged blast from the whistle of a passenger engine.
and clattering and thundering over the stones two horses dashed into the yard with a heavy engine behind them.
It would take months to penetrate those mighty walls, in fact the work has already commenced, and there would be little to fear were the engine of the pumping plant to run as it should and as they all have for hundreds of years now; but the worst, we fear, has happened.
The long chimney running up beside an ash-tree, and the warmth which radiated from the spot, explained without the necessity of much daylight that here was the engine which was to act as the PRIMUM MOBILE of this little world.