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  • noun Attributive form of steam engine

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Examples

  • In the 19th century improving steam-engine efficiency led to cheaper coal, which led to wider use in locomotives, more iron and steel production, and electricity generation in a virtuous cycle of growth.

    Getting Real About Our Energy Policy, or Lack of One

  • This is not more impossible than is the steam-engine impossible or democracy impossible.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Along came the steam-engine and labor-saving machinery.

    Chapter 8: The Machine Breakers

  • Dr. Pate showed a slide of a cartoon steam-engine train with cars labeled "Education" and "Disease Control."

    Gates Rethinks His War on Polio

  • In 1830, the first steam-engine locomotive, the Tom Thumb, graced America's railways.

    Joe Biden: Why America Needs Trains

  • On a flat weedy piece of ground along the railroad tracks to my left was the circular ghost of the steam-engine turntable.

    Interstate 69

  • What Sharkey found was that Hero, who had designed everything from the aeolipile (the world's first steam-engine, see picture above) to "a vending machine that dispensed a shot of holy water in exchange for a coin," had designed a mobile theatre, complete with Dionysus and some female worshippers, all automata, which came in on a sort of self-propelled, self-guided cart.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • What Sharkey found was that Hero, who had designed everything from the aeolipile (the world's first steam-engine, see picture above) to "a vending machine that dispensed a shot of holy water in exchange for a coin," had designed a mobile theatre, complete with Dionysus and some female worshippers, all automata, which came in on a sort of self-propelled, self-guided cart.

    Automata in the Ancient World

  • David found that the effective use of the new technology required a different physical construction of the factory than the old steam-engine layout.

    The Nature of Technology

  • Their first steam-engine designs worked great for a decade, then blew up twice.

    Sunday in Philly

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