from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In locomotives, the connecting-rod; the main-rod: distinguished from the side-rod.


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  • He had cached his camera, but he had the flag and the message, his one arm was working like a driving-rod, he was running true, the trail lay straight and waiting, with the goal open, and I knew that he would make it!

    Pluck on the Long Trail Boy Scouts in the Rockies

  • An examination showed that one of the india-rubber bands which was round the head of a driving-rod had shrunk so as not quite to fill the socket along which it worked.

    The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb

  • Even the clang of the first dinner gong could not distract him from his study of cylinder and piston and shaft and driving-rod, and all shining mechanism working without pause or jar at man's command.



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