cylinder-cover love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A jacket or bagging placed about a steam-cylinder, to prevent radiation of heat.
  • n. In steam-engines, the cover secured by bolts to a flange round the top of a cylinder, so as to make it steam-tight.


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  • Its released piston-rod, therefore, drove up fiercely, with nothing to check it, and started most of the nuts of the cylinder-cover.

    Rudyard Kipling

  • He communicates his passion to his reader though his readers are unable to distinguish between a piston-rod and a cylinder-cover.

    Rudyard Kipling

  • When Mr Kipling tells how a released piston-rod drove up fiercely and started the nuts of the cylinder-cover, it is an incantation.

    Rudyard Kipling

  • The cylinder-cover was hardly steam-proof, and the eye of science might have seen in the connecting-rod a flexure something like that of a Christmas-tree candle which has melted and been straightened by hand over a stove, but, as Mr. Wardrop said, "She didn't hit anything."

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • The others stayed aboard and replaced piston, piston-rod, cylinder-cover, cross-head, and bolts, with the aid of the faithful donkey-engine.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • "We can take the cylinder-cover off by hand, if we sweat; but to get the rod out o 'the piston's not possible unless we use steam.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1


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