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- n. Plural form of brakeshoe.
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Then he heard the brakeshoes slap on the wheels, he lurched as the carriage slowed, and he looked ahead to see the-massive jam of wagons, guns and carriages that blocked the eastern road.
Fifteen minutes 'run and Macdonald drew in his head, shut off steam, opened the sander, threw the brakeshoes against the drivers and brought everything to a shuddering standstill with the pilot slipping just past the tank, while his fireman was scrambling back amongst the coal to haul down the overhanging spout.
… and the brakeshoes and belts are in gud conditions.