The steel rod connecting the spring with the propeller
was suddenly jerked out of place, at the car end, (by a swaying of the car through some movement of one of the two seamen we had taken up,) and in an instant hung dangling out of reach, from the pivot of the axis of the screw.
I said I'd give this beggar the lesson of his life," he murmured as he heard, even above the whir of the propeller
, the shriek of the terrified Negro.
As I dropped lower to have a better look at these people, they caught the whirring of my propellers
and looked aloft.
An' then: 'Our nautical adviser suggests you kept too far south,' an' 'We are lookun' for better results from thot propeller
When the propeller
went the ship broached-to at once, and the masts got whipped overboard.
Before I had fairly landed in her stern- sheets the slim little craft darted away from the jetty with a sudden swirl of her propeller
and the hard, rapid puffing of the exhaust in her vaguely gleaming brass funnel amidships.
thumped, the three Chinamen forward had given up squabbling very suddenly, and the one who had been plaiting his tail clasped his legs and stared dejectedly over his knees.
The oars were useless as propellers
, performing now the office of life-preservers.
For example, a proportion of them, always the best marksmen, direct their fire entirely upon the wireless finding and sighting apparatus of the big guns of an attacking naval force; another detail attends to the smaller guns in the same way; others pick off the gunners; still others the officers; while certain other quotas concentrate their attention upon the other members of the crew, upon the upper works, and upon the steering gear and propellers
3000 to the Limit--that is to say, up to the point when the blades make the air "bell"--cut out a vacuum for themselves precisely as over-driven marine propellers
used to do.
Like a bolt from a crossbow my splendid craft shot its steel prow straight at the whirring propellers
of the giant above us.
Presently, however, there came to my ears the whirring of the propellers
of a flier, and as each moment the sound grew fainter I realized that the party had proceeded toward the south without assuring themselves as to my fate.
There was the sudden whirl of propellers
, the rushing of air against her body, and, from far beneath the shouting and the challenge from the guard.
The sea was calm except for the white water at our bows and the two long radiating swells running far off into the distance upon either hand astern, forming a great V which our propellers
filled with choppy waves.
But Brissenden, breathing painfully, had dropped off to sleep, his chin buried in a scarf and resting on his sunken chest, his body wrapped in the long overcoat and shaking to the vibration of the propellers