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When an engine would strike a mass of blocked trucks, splitting it into fragments, as a blow annihilates a cake of ice, Jimmie's team could usually be observed high and safe, with whole wheels, on the sidewalk.
The engine at this moment took its station in advance of the cars, looking, I must confess, much more like a sort of mechanical demon that would hurry us to the infernal regions than a laudable contrivance for smoothing our way to the Celestial City.
Our bow was pointed straight toward the U-boat now as I heard word passed to the engine for full speed ahead.
If the engine gets stopped," he said, "I don't know how we shall get out of this.
The midships engine, generally used as a reinforce, is not running; so the port and starboard turbine vacuum-chambers draw direct into the return-mains.
It would take months to penetrate those mighty walls, in fact the work has already commenced, and there would be little to fear were the engine of the pumping plant to run as it should and as they all have for hundreds of years now; but the worst, we fear, has happened.
and clattering and thundering over the stones two horses dashed into the yard with a heavy engine behind them.
Whenever I see the movement of a locomotive I hear the whistle and see the valves opening and wheels turning; but I have no right to conclude that the whistling and the turning of wheels are the cause of the movement of the engine.
My dear colleagues," said Barbicane, without further preamble, "the subject now before us is the construction of the engine, its length, its composition, and its weight.
A long saloon carriage, with a guard's brake behind and an engine in front, was waiting there.
Five hundred carpenters and engineers were immediately set at work to prepare the greatest engine they had.
Somewhere in the distance, off to the west, there was a prolonged blast from the whistle of a passenger engine.