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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a steam-boiler with an interior or inclosed safety-valve, the mechanism for lifting the valve from its seat.


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  • I got one arm over the lifting-gear (which, of course, wasn't going), and heard Hopkins on the other footplate.


  • Now and then a jet of it shot up between the joints of the flooring or spouted through the opening made for the lifting-gear in the centerboard trunk.

    Vane of the Timberlands


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