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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a steam-engine, a side-beam; a lever or walking-beam beside the vertical cylinder instead of over it.


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  • Through Jan. 29, conservators will be working on the Monitor's 30-ton side-lever engine and the public can watch.

    Watch work on USS Monitor engine this week

  • He found something tranquillising in the movement of a postilion in a smart jacket, vibrating on one horse upwards and downwards, with one invariable regulated motion like the cross-head of a side-lever steam-engine, and holding the whip quietly arched over the neck of the other.

    Gryll Grange


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