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  • n. A pump that is operated manually


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  • As for the answer above: Since I am liquidity trapped, and I have no means to exercise fiscal policy, I am quite ready to shift tactics and have the Fed handpump the extant and piled-up reserves from the asset side of the bank balance sheets to the other side.

    Matthew Yglesias » What We Should Be Debating

  • With their policies of chucking any pumpclip on any handpump and continuing to serve beer that is only fit for pouring over chips, it's hardly suprising that only a few of their chav-palaces make it into the Good Beer Guide.

    Wetherspoons chav palaces show contempt of CAMRA.

  • The high point for the villagers of Cunle was the installation of a handpump last week.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Luckily I brought my own handpump in, because not only did they not have an electric pump available, the only handpump they could find was missing a part.

    Things I'm a bit annoyed about

  • In particular, women handpump mechanics have become more prevalent.

    Chapter 5

  • Deep-well piston handpump a. Brief description of technology

    Chapter 5

  • Conduct other well, handpump or apron repairs if necessary

    Chapter 5

  • Water may be abstracted from the tank by a tap, handpump or a bucket and rope system.

    Chapter 5

  • The well is usually the most expensive part of a handpump drinking-water supply project.

    Chapter 5

  • Direct-action handpump a. Brief description of technology

    Chapter 5


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