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- n. Plural form of diesel engine.
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With her overall length of thirty-eight feet and her six-hundred horsepower twin Rolls-Royce diesel engines she fell decidedly into the brute-force category, although the name was an exception to the general trend, and had no obvious derivation that the Saint could see.
“Ship Sulfur Emissions Found to Strongly Impact Worldwide Ocean and Coastal Pollution: Trade-carrying cargo ships powered by diesel engines are among the world’s highest polluting combustion sources per ton of fuel...”
But on that evening, when the Costal Command's exercise over the North Sea had finished, eight sets of diesel engines in the pocket bat - tleship Admiral Graf Spee started their rhythmical thumping and her two great bronze propellers spun almost lazily as Kapitän zur See Langsdorff took her at 8 p.m.
Inarticulate with the spoken word, Boat sang sonnets to diesel engines and spoke in rhymed couplets to the sea.