measuring-spout love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In a boiler-room where the coal is stored in overhead bunkers, a chute for delivering the coal to the floor in front of the fire-doors of a battery of boilers.


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  • But about eleven o'clock the machine came to a stand, to wait while a broken tooth was being replaced, and Milton fled from the terrible dust beside the measuring-spout, and was shaking the chaff out of his clothing, when he heard a high, snappy, nasal voice call down from the straw-pile.

    Prairie Folks


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