Presently we heard the most horrible gong, such as we use on our patrol wagons and fire-engines at home.
They called out the fire-engines to pump the water up in the main thoroughfare, but on a side street I stopped the carriage for half an hour and watched four Arabs working at the problem.
Whenever we felt ourselves going aground on a sand-bank we just reversed the engines and backed off again, or else put on extra steam and ground our way through it.
The "Sarnia" stopped her engines when about a mile from the shore.
The engines in the railway yards made loud and prolonged noises in imitation of barnyard inhabitants, flags and handkerchiefs were waved, and many cheers given to speed the Battalion on its way.
Cape Guardafui was passed soon after lunch, and the following evening the ship stopped her engines for half an hour in order to exchange messages with Aden, which was dimly visible through the thick bluish haze of stifling heat.
The remainder of the troops were looked upon as mere accessories, engines useful to clear the way for the "achievement" of the equestrian order.
But the citizens, regardless of all save their liberty, continued to ply their engines against the tower, though every stone that was cast forth fell in death among their children.
Besides the engines of the mangona kind, formed by a sling and weight, there was another class constructed on the principle of the cross-bow.
Tacitus, indeed, tells us that the barbarians borrowed these engines from those of the Romans; deserters or prisoners from whose ranks taught to the Northmen the art of their construction.
The two passenger engines were out of the question, for they were already well guarded, but the little switching locomotive lay at the northern end of the yard, and had not as yet been seized by the deputies.
There's a couple of passenger enginesin the roundhouse, but they ain't fired.
His sanctity, and reverend character, His pious eloquence, made engines for me, Might save a world of anguish to my soul, And smooth my unwelcome purpose to Hortensia.
Then he slowed his engines and allowed the storm to push him backwards.
Yes, but the poles, wires and canvas have to be put together just right, Sam, and those engines are as powerful as they are light.
Presently the engines dropped to idle, and the rumble of surf became audible.
The engines coughed a couple of times and then caught with a roar.
Two more splashes in quick succession and then the enginespicked up speed, the dark shape of the wing overhead moved off, and we were alone.
Capable of "walking away" with a load of eighty wagons, or approximately 900 tons, these powerful goods engines proved themselves a valuable asset, and so a determining factor in influencing the course of events.
Some of the new engines were made upon this plan, which involved the adoption of some of the most troublesome of the machinery.
The engines were doing astonishingly well to-day, but who could ensure their lasting qualities?
But none of these engines are perfected," he added.
Captain Wilson received from the Queen the lists she had prepared of tools, engines and material for carrying out her schemes of improvement.
The clanking and rattling of the donkey engines were plainly audible across the water.
When they had finished, Mr. Wardrop delivered a lecture on repairing compound engines without the aid of the shops, and the men sat about on the cold machinery.
As soon as the last bolt was in place, men tumbled over one another in their anxiety to get to the hand starting-gear, the wheel and worm, by which some engines can be moved when there is no steam aboard.
At the same time men took off the nuts of two of the great holding-down bolts that serve to keep the engines in place on their solid bed.
And if engines have any soul, as their masters believe, he was quite right.
It was a still dark night, and I tiptoed down to the end that overlooked the city and stood looking at the lights and listening to the music of the switch engines in the yards below the hill.
Of the many men who ran engines at the front, with me in the old days, I recall few whose lives were purposeless; almost every one had a life-story.
Since he had modeled his clay engines in the bog, his young ambition was to be an engine-man; and to be an assistant fireman was the first step toward this position.
The issue of the Watt trial, however, which declared all suchengines to be piracies, brought to an end for a time a business which would otherwise have proved a very profitable one, and Trevithick's partnership with Bull then came to an end.
Modeling of engines in clay continued to be another of his favorite occupations.
In 1808, Stephenson, with two other brakesmen, took a small contract under the colliery lessees, brakeing the engines at the West Moor Pit.
Watt's patent-right expired in 1800, and from that time the Cornish engineers were free to makeengines after their own methods.
In the neighborhood of Killingworth, the cattle in the fields went on grazing while the engines passed them, and the farmers made no complaints.
An attack made on the cross-wall from its southern side ended in total failure; his siege- engineswere burnt, and the storming-parties repulsed at every point.
What a pity," remarked Cleon, "that we brought no siege-engines with us!
Here several fire-engines were standing in full play surrounded by a swaying mass of human beings.
This also tempted him, that he had in his hand one of the most awful engines of nature; I mean gravitation, that mad and quickening rush by which all earth's creatures fly back to her heart when released.
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