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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A method of igniting the combustible mixture of fuel and air in the cylinder of an internal-combustion motor, by which the mixture was allowed to enter by a timing-valve into a tube which communicated with the combustion- or compression-chamber.

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