from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for extinguishing fire; a fire-extinguisher.


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  • The tender stems and branches should yet be more gently refreshed, lest the too intense rays of the sun darting on them, cause them to wither, as we see in our fibrous flower-roots newly set: In the mean time, for the more ample young plantations of forest and other trees, I should think the hydrantick engine (call’d the quench-fire) (described in the _Phil.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees


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