from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The force-pump employed in supplying the boiler of a steam-engine with water.


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  • It just becomes part of the monotony of your daily life, especially if you have, as we had that morning, to wait your turn before you could wash, at the waste-water drippings from a locomotive feed-pump.

    On the Heels of De Wet

  • The crank-throws give the double bass, the feed-pump sobs an 'heaves,

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • The feed-pump eccentric-shaft of this engine, which was very poor and flaky, suddenly gave out about five in the afternoon, and I had to stop in a hurry, and that sweet invisible mechanism which had crooned and crooned about my ears in the air, and followed me whithersoever I went, stopped too.

    The Purple Cloud

  • I examined both engines, and found them of the old boiler steam-type with manholes, heaters, autoclaves, feed-pump, &c., now rare in western countries, except England.

    The Purple Cloud

  • The crank-throws give the double-bass; the feed-pump sobs an 'heaves:

    The Seven Seas

  • The crank-throws give the double-bass, the feed-pump sobs an 'heaves,

    McAndrew's Hymn

  • "Put your engine in the house and take down the feed-pump you were complaining about.

    Brandon of the Engineers


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