Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The power of steam applied to move machinery or produce any other result.

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Examples

  • They're also close in their settings and characters (impossibly advanced steam-power society, scrappy boy and girl turn out to be wiser than the power-mad adults).

    Steamboy

  • A house, centuries old, deserted and falling to pieces, its woods and gardens long since grass-land or ploughed up, the Rivers Ribble and Darwen glancing below it, and a vague haze of smoke, against which not even the supernatural prescience of the first Stuart could foresee a counter-blast, hinting at steam-power, powerful in two distances.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • Having inherited the steam-power legacy and the mysterious ability to funnel the assets of others into his own coffers through the mere use of ink and paper, Eson is hated by some and feared by others.

    Spotlight Review - THE STEAM MAGNATE by Dana Copithorne

  • Having inherited the steam-power legacy and the mysterious ability to funnel the assets of others into his own coffers through the mere use of ink and paper, Eson is hated by some and feared by others.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • The rest the “separate condenser” is steam-power history.

    American Connections

  • But the great fact, compared with which all others pale into insignificance, was that we were the first to use steam-power and machinery.

    Industrialism and Guilds

  • The rest the “separate condenser” is steam-power history.

    American Connections

  • A house, centuries old, deserted and falling to pieces, its woods and gardens long since grass-land or ploughed up, the Rivers Ribble and Darwen glancing below it, and a vague haze of smoke, against which not even the supernatural prescience of the first Stuart could foresee a counter-blast, hinting at steam-power, powerful in two distances.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • One country, Stahlrogia, has gotten a jump on the rest of the planet, they've got steam-power, trains, DC electricity, and big ambitions ...

    The Eilandia Chronicles: The Dreadnaught

  • Two years in succession he sailed from the Pacific into Ross Sea with two ships that had no auxiliary steam-power.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

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