from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See axle.


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  • Box blowers are generally constructed in an upright position where the driving-axle is vertical; all other constructions have experienced significantly higher friction losses and sealing problems.

    3.1 Bricked brattice, bricked duct

  • This machine was laid on its side, with the armature end coming out at the front of the locomotive, and the motive power was applied to the driving-axle by a cumbersome series of friction pulleys.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • This adjusted the "link-motion" mechanism, which is operated by the driving-axle, and cut off the steam entering the cylinders in such a way that it expanded more fully and economically, thus saving fuel without loss of power.

    Stories of Inventors The Adventures of Inventors and Engineers

  • By degrees the unwieldy mass of misshapen metal was pounded into a cylindrical form, and Will Garvie informed his friends that this was the beginning of the driving-axle of

    The Iron Horse


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