from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In mining, a shaft used exclusively for the pumping-machinery.
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These wires are connected with the brushes of a commutator, K, on the engine-shaft, which commutator is in electrical connection with the poles of a battery, dynamo-electric machine, or other source of electricity.
From this vessel pipes lead to two cocks, one for each cylinder; these corks being caused to revolve in time with the engine-shaft by a chain, M, communicating motion from a wheel on the engine shaft to a chain-wheel of equal size on the spindle of the two cocks.
The trunk-rod of the piston passes through a stuffing-box in the cylinder bottom, and is connected to a crank on the engine-shaft; and this (unless multiple cylinders are employed) carries
They were in a winze about thirty fathoms from the engine-shaft.
The screw propeller is 24 feet in diameter and 37 feet pitch; and the engine-shaft is 160 feet long, or 12 feet longer than the height of the Duke of York's Column.