Definitions

from The 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.

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Examples

  • 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.

    FUNERAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE ANC STALWART, CDE ALBERT DLOMO

  • The linking-up of central with outlying London had hardly begun in the 'forties.

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857

  • "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.

    Christopher and the Clockmakers

  • 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.

    The Governments of Europe

  • Organization and to the consequent development and linking-up, by mutual intercourse and exchange, of the economic side of the world's life.

    Progress and History

  • 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.

    EUobserver.com - Headline News

  • The linking-up of these two forces was to repair much of the effect of the past week’s catastrophes.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

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