Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of altering the position of the links or link-blocks in a reversing and cut-off engine fitted with Stephenson links, to produce an earlier cut-off and greater expansion; hence, the making of the cut-off earlier in any engine. Also called hooking-up.
“They were vigorously reviving ANC structures in South Africa linking-up with Cde Jacob Zuma (now Deputy President of SA) Harry Gwala and other underground operatives of the movement who were inside the country.”
“The linking-up of central with outlying London had hardly begun in the 'forties.”
“Somehow it's a bit tough to get this linking-up idea just when I can't do any more studying," added the boy a trifle wistfully.”
“Despite the fact that local institutions of Saxon origin were largely respected, so that they have continued to this day the most substantial Anglo-Saxon contribution to English polity, there was a notable linking-up of these hitherto largely disassociated institutions with the institutions of the central government.”
“Organization and to the consequent development and linking-up, by mutual intercourse and exchange, of the economic side of the world's life.”
“European universities are getting better at raising money, linking-up with industry and breaking down national barriers in a race against US and Asian schools.”
“The linking-up of these two forces was to repair much of the effect of the past week’s catastrophes.”
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