from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spraying and spreading device attached to the nozle of a hose or to a fountain.

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  • n. an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
  • n. a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust


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  • The Oath: Her words barely audible above the whine of the fan-jet engines, Judge Hughes read the oath: "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

    The Day Kennedy Died

  • It wasn't a bike in the old gravity-bound sense; the fan-jet was a simple metal barrel, open at both ends, with a fan in one end and an alcohol burner at its center.

    Sun of Suns

  • It was a heavy-duty fan-jet, powerful enough to pull the whole town into a faster spin.

    Sun of Suns

  • And he climbed aboard meekly and waited while Hayden guided the fan-jet to the open hatch and shoved it out into the light breeze, following himself a second later.

    Sun of Suns


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