from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A device for taking deep-sea soundings. See deep-sea.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
At first this was done with the motor and sounding-machine, but this took too long, and we afterwards used nothing but a light hand-winch.
On the port side, on the forward part of the after-deck, a Downton pump is fitted, which can either be worked by hand or by a small motor, which also serves to drive the sounding-machine, and is set up on the after-deck.
Bage, under Davis's direction, took temperatures and collected water samples at fifty, seventy-five, one hundred, two hundred and three hundred fathoms, using the Lucas sounding-machine on the fo'c'sle.
My fist went out like an arrow from a released bow, and Tom Spink staggered back, tripped against the corner of the tarpaulin-covered sounding-machine, and sprawled on the deck.
I had just come up from below and was standing beside the sounding-machine, not half a dozen feet from Henry at the wheel.
I had just come up from below and was standing beside the sounding-machine, not half a dozen feet from