steam-carriage love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A road-carriage driven by steam-power.


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  • Razor runs over the face like a steam-carriage along a railroad, you don't know how; beard disappears like grass before the sickle, or a regiment of Britishers before Yankee rifles.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844

  • The man who started the first steam-carriage was the greatest benefactor to the cause of humanity the world ever had.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 17, No. 493, June 11, 1831

  • To the surprise and admiration of the crowd, however, the Novelty steam-carriage, the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862

  • In 1794 he became engineer at the Ding Dong Mine, where he introduced many improvements; and a few years later he was busily engaged in designing a genuine steam-carriage, which was finished and made its first short trip on Christmas Eve, 1801, carrying the first passengers ever known to have been conveyed by steam.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • At precisely six fifty-nine and a half, therefore, the engineer's hand closed over the handle of the whistle-cord, and Dan Kenyon, standing on the steam-carriage with his hand on the lever, took a thirty-second squint through a rather grimy window that gave upon the drying-yard and the mill-office at the head of it.

    The Valley of the Giants

  • On January 16, 1828, the prince writes: 'The new steam-carriage is completed, and goes five miles in half an hour on trial in the Regent's Park.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • The steam-carriage was completed and exhibited before the members of the Society of Arts. Many successful trials were made with it on the queensferry Road, near Edinburgh.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • I may mention that in my steam-carriage I employed the waste steam to create a blast or draught by discharging it into the short chimney of the boiler at its lowest part, and found it most effective.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • I broke up the steam-carriage and sold the two small high-pressure engines, provided with a compact and strong boiler, for #67, a sum which more than defrayed all the expenses of the construction and working of the machine.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • Having made a small working model of a steam-carriage, I exhibited it before the members of the Scottish Society of Arts. The performance of this active little machine was so gratifying to the Society that they requested me to construct one of such power as to enable four or six persons to be conveyed along the ordinary roads.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.


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