from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as force-pump.


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  • By means of these pistons the water is driven, in small quantities but with prodigious force, along through the horizontal tube seen passing across, in the middle of the picture, from the forcing-pump to the great cylinders on the right hand.

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851

  • He will at once have the hose led from the bilge-cock, the cock turned, and, if the forcing-pump or engine is worked below the gun-deck, will see it manned and worked by some of the men of his division.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • The effect of the additional force thus brought into action can be equal only to one atmosphere, but a further improvement has been made: the vessel containing the hides is, after exhaustion, filled up with a solution of tan; a small additional quantity is then injected with a forcing-pump.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 559, July 28, 1832

  • Meanwhile, it is tolerably certain that Ctesibius was the discoverer of the principle of the siphon, of the forcing-pump, and of a pneumatic organ.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume I: The Beginnings of Science

  • Very well, the artificial restrictions of society are such a forcing-pump -- are such a syphon.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I

  • You have heard of the old law in hydraulics, that water will always rise to the level of its source; but, if by a forcing-pump, you raise it a thousand feet above, or by some huge syphon drop it a thousand feet below, does that law hold?

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I

  • The axis of the principal shaft was supported on a piston in a vessel of oil, which considerably diminished the friction, and it was so contrived as to be accurately regulated by means of a small forcing-pump.

    Industrial Biography

  • A forcing-pump of very small bore communicates with the bottom of the cylinder, and by the action of the pump-handle or lever, exceeding small quantities of water are forced in succession beneath the piston in the large cylinder, thus gradually raising it up, and compressing bodies whose bulk or volume it is intended to reduce.

    Industrial Biography

  • His remarkable predilection in favour of the use of hydraulic arrangements is displayed in his specification of the surface-planing machinery, which includes a method of running pivots entirely on a fluid, and raising and depressing them at pleasure by means of a small forcing-pump and stop-cock, -- though we are not aware that any practical use has ever been made of this part of the invention.

    Industrial Biography

  • The bell now in use is that which was made in 1788 by the celebrated engineer Smeaton, who applied the air forcing-pump to it, and otherwise brought the machine to

    Under the Waves Diving in Deep Waters


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