from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See spark-plug.
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In a petrol-tank and a sparking-plug shall we strive to put our trust,
There was really no reason for this except an obstinate _bougie_ (beg pardon, sparking-plug in English) which sparked beautyfully in the open air, but which refused positively to give a glimmer when put in its proper place.
I made sure that the oil was circulating, and cleaned the sparking-plug, but the trouble was not remedied.
"I am afraid," he announced at last, in a voice that tried not to sound cross, "I'm afraid the sparking-plug is broken."
A burst tire was a comma; carburetor trouble a colon; nervous prostration of the sparking-plug a period.
Vettel also started from pole in Bahrain and led that race with apparent ease until a sparking-plug failure reduced his engine power and dropped him to an eventual fourth place.
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