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  • n. Plural form of paddlewheel.

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Examples

  • What I saw before me, riding high out of the water, was a superb white-hulled steamer with twin paddlewheels.

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  • He could even make out the sound of the paddlewheels churning the waters by the wharf.

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  • Fourteen paddlewheels, each about 30 feet in diameter, were turned by the Seine to power more than 200 pumps, forcing river water up a series of pipes to the Louveciennes aquaduct, a 500 foot vertical rise.

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  • Watching them, Harris said, "One of these days, steam will power the capstan as well as the paddlewheels."

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  • I think you are all wrong, centrioles look like paddlewheels on the old paddlewheel steamers.

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  • Before long die high stack overhead was coughing its first black puffs of soot, and the immense paddlewheels were beginning to churn and thrash the water.

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  • As the paddlewheels chugged into life again Walan slowly turned the wheel, and overhead the yards creaked in the chilly dawn breeze as they were swung around.

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  • The paddlewheels threw up a dazzling cloud of spray as they threshed back to full speed.

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  • As the night wore on the wind rose, and after a while the paddlewheels were disengaged and the engine fell silent.

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  • The paddlewheels flanking the broad hull bit deep, the steers'man trimmed his rudder, and the vessel plowed on.

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