chrome alum


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a violet-colored salt used in hide tanning and as a mordant in dyeing

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Wheels creak on their axles as the cogs engage one another and the revolving pulleys whirr with the rapidity of their movement, but a neighboring wheel is as quiet and motionless as though it were prepared to remain so for a hundred years; but the moment comes when the lever catches it and obeying the impulse that wheel begins to creak and joins in the common motion the result and aim of which are beyond its ken.
He tested the steering device, and overlooked the mighty cogs which transmitted its marvelous velocity to the giant drill at the nose of his strange craft.
It seemed to him more like cogs slipping in his brain.
Perhaps he's one of those creatures who've slipped the ratchet off the motion cog.
And he could conclude only that there were no warm human men at the other end, only mere cogs, well oiled and running beautifully in the machine.
There is a very proper cog out yonder," said Sir Nigel, "it would be a very strange thing if any ship were not a war-ship when it had such men as these upon her decks.
Among other things, I had got into the cogs and springs of men's actions.