Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In machinery, a lubricator; a small vessel, of glass or metal, used to hold oil or other lubricant, which is distributed automatically to the parts of the machine to be oiled.
- n. An oil-can or oiler.
“The shears, the counter, the oil-cup, the power transmission, and the motor are separately classifiable in widely separated classes.”
“He may have invented a new shearing mechanism and have chosen to show it thus elaborately in the place of use he had in mind, or he may have designed a new counter or a new oil-cup or a new power transmission, or even a new motor, and have given his invention this elaborate setting.”
“I requested him to make a sheet-brass oil-cup and solder it to the base I had.”
“I succeeded in closing the oil-cup and got back in the cab, and made up my mind that she would pull through without oil.”
“The eccentric strap had a round glass oil-cup with a brass base that screwed into the strap.”
“I started to carry out the procedure when, upon opening the oil-cup, the steam rushed out with a tremendous noise, nearly knocking me off the engine.”
“Then I approached a station where the fireman always went out to the cowcatcher, opened the oil-cup on the steam-chest, and poured oil in.”
“I then had a standard made to hold another oil-cup, so as to see and regulate the drop-feed.”
“I wonder if Snyder could have put that emery into the oil-cup himself?”
“A lighted oil-cup stood on a tripod in the middle of a tent-roof, and over it the creased neck and chin of a tall old woman, splendid in age, reddened vividly; her black eyes and grey brows, and greyishblack hair fell away in a dusk of their own.”
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