from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In a steam-engine, the pipe leading from the feed-pump or from an elevated cistern to the bottom of the boiler.


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  • Also, if you have time, it might be well to glance at the engine, the petrol tank and the feed-pipe, as experts consider these of importance.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, June 11, 1919 Various

  • He opened the feed-pipe, and let the gasoline again flow in.

    The Girl and The Bill An American Story of Mystery, Romance and Adventure Bannister Merwin

  • In cold weather the water may be warmed by passing the feed-pipe through a tank into which the steam from the engine exhausts, and this will be found to keep the mercury bright and lively.

    Getting Gold: a practical treatise for prospectors, miners and students

  • These are the main features in the construction of the bag-pipe, whose numerous varieties fall into two classes according to the method of inflating the bag: (1) by means of the blow-pipe described above; (2) by means of a small bellows connected by a valved feed-pipe with the bag and worked by the other arm or elbow to which it is attached by a ribbon or strap.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy" Various

  • The inlet valves at both ends of the engine were connected by a single feed-pipe to which the carburettor was attached, the induction piping being arranged above the engine in an easily accessible position.

    A History of Aeronautics Evelyn Charles Vivian 1914

  • I chased a whole row of things one after another -- battery, buzzer, oil or gasoline in the cylinders, defective insulation, commutator, water in the carburettor, choked feed-pipe, -- and all it did was to cough in a dreary, tow-me-home-to-mother sort of way,

    The Motormaniacs Lloyd Osbourne 1907

  • It was just as well, too, for the feed-pipe was plugged in the lamp and the wicks were popping.

    Famous Modern Ghost Stories Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev 1895

  • When the leather-pump barrel is pressed flat, water flows through the upper valves into the barrel around it; when it is pulled out, water is sucked up through the feed-pipe, and an equal quantity is displaced from the barrel.

    The Art of Travel Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries Francis Galton 1866

  • The lower disc is nailed to the bottom of a tub; the hole in it corresponds with the feed-pipe, and the valve that covers the hole opens upwards.

    The Art of Travel Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries Francis Galton 1866

  • [Illustration: Green-coffee-milling machine having a capacity of forty bags of green coffee per hour; with sifter, feed-pipe suction, and a final separate suction at the discharge hopper] [Illustration: Green-coffee separator without fan; with feed elevator, discharge chutes, and motor drive.

    All About Coffee 1909


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