- n. alternative spelling of air pump.
“Distillation, and the wonderful effects of steam, processes of which my favourite authors were utterly ignorant, excited my astonishment; but my utmost wonder was engaged by some experiments on an air-pump, which I saw employed by a gentleman whom we were in the habit of visiting.”
“Antila (the air pump) I thought was Otto von Guericke's air-pump (the Magdeburg hemispheres guy).”
“However, after a quick search mostly to find out how to spell 'Guericke' I find it is now supposed to be Robert Hooke's air-pump.”
“Bud gasped as the air-pump man lifted off his helmet a few minutes later.”
“The Emperor Augustus remained unmoved and imperial with an air-pump thrust into one eye.”
“The engine itself, being a high-pressure one, and consequently without the incumbrances of condenser and air-pump, occupied much less room than one of ours in a ship of the same tonnage.”
“An enclosure for the engine occupies the centre, but is very small, as the machinery of a, high-pressure engine is without the encumbrances of condenser and air-pump.”
“As no air-pump can by any means make a perfect vacuum, so neither can any artist entirely exclude the conventional, the local, the perishable from his book, or write a book of pure thought, that shall be as efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to cotemporaries, or rather to the second age.”
“I was two miles away, a hundred leaps or more, and the air about me was thinning out as it thins under an air-pump, and the cold was gripping at my joints.”
“That they inhere not in the sonorous bodies is plain from hence: because a bell struck in the exhausted receiver of an air-pump sends forth no sound.”
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