from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Agas-engine; any internal-combustion engine which uses gasolene as a fuel.
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Hannam, assisted by Bickerton, Madigan and others, had laid heavy and firm foundations for the petrol-motor and generator.
We sat down to smoke in the heather, and presently out of the valley below came the thick beat of a petrol-motor ascending.