Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pump used for compressing gas.
- n. A pump for raising water, or for any other service, the motive power of which is an internal-combustion engine.
“We're still dealing with chronic issues like high unemployment, high gas-pump prices and longer-term the higher prices that will be passed on to consumers because of rising costs for cotton and other raw materials.”
“I know it has happened because the stylized battery icon suddenly is replaced by a stylized gas-pump icon.”
“Secret Service has been notified as part of the gas-pump card-skimming investigation.”
“Nearby St. Johns County in Florida has also been hit by the gas-pump card skimmers.”
“It's not known if the gas-pump skimming operation involves insiders or not.”
“You just plug the charging cable into a port in front of the driver door, much like you would insert a gas-pump nozzle into the fuel-filler.”
“Today's gas-pump blend, ubiquitous and known as E10, pushes power equipment to the limit, said Kris Kiser, the petroleum group's executive vice president.”
“NEW ORLEANS — Senator John McCain finally headed out to an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday morning to sound his call for more offshore drilling, a refrain he has repeated almost daily in this summer of gas-pump sticker shock.”
“When this will occur and how high oil prices will then climb cannot, of course, be known, but expect gas-pump shock.”
“Up ahead, Pete could see a passing lane, then a brightly lit convenience store and gas-pump island.”
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