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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name for what is commonly called the direct vertical engine, in which the cylinder stood on a baseplate or table with the piston-rod going out at the top and imparting motion to the crank and fly-wheel shaft above, the latter being supported on frames resembling the letter A rising from the table or base.

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