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  • Close beside them Peleus 'son leapt on his way, in all his harness, keeping abreast the rail by the axle-box.

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • Pointing to a clump of black, oily waste hanging from a nearby axle-box, he ordered, "Pull out a bunch of that!"

    The Young Railroaders Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity

  • Going into the large yard, he cut two oaken wedges, took a new wheel, and drove a wedge firmly into one end of its axle-box.

    Russian Fairy Tales A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folk-lore

  • Woe slipped into the wheel; the merchant caught up the oaken wedge, and drove it into the axle-box from the other side.

    Russian Fairy Tales A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folk-lore

  • “running hot;” and, before we could dismount, the axle-box of a truck became a young Vesuvius in the matter of vomiting smoke.

    The Land of Midian

  • The boiler is the same as that in the standard type of engine, but the wheel base is 17 ft. 7 in., and in order to allow it to traverse curves easily, the front axle is fitted with a radial axle-box, which is in one casting from journal to journal, and fitted at each end with brass steps for the bearings; the box is radial, struck from the center of the rigid wheel base, and the horn plates are curved to suit the box, the lateral motion being controlled by strong springs.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884

  • "running hot;" and, before we could dismount, the axle-box of a truck became a young Vesuvius in the matter of vomiting smoke.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 2

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