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.
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.