donkey boiler

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Noun1.donkey boiler - (nautical) an extra boiler (as a ship's boiler that is used while the ship is in port)
boiler, steam boiler - sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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Gordon's introduction to steam came when his father Joe, Middlesbrough chief reporter for The Northern Echo, bought him a donkey boiler.
But after a shower beneath the bright blue sky, with water heated by a donkey boiler in the electricity-free camp, calm is restored and it is time to try some traditional bush skills in the afternoon sun.
Photo: In the engine room, more volunteers chip away to remove rust on donkey boiler