go-devil


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go-dev·il

(gō′dĕv′əl)
n.
1. A logging sled.
2. A railway handcar.
3. A jointed tool for cleaning an oil pipeline and disengaging obstructions.
4. An iron dart dropped into an oil well to explode a charge of dynamite.

go′-dev`il



n.
1. a sled used to drag or carry logs, stone, etc.
2. a field cultivator that rides on wooden runners and is used on listed furrows.
[1825–35, Amer.]

Go-devil

Another name for a sled-lister cultivator. The name go-devil was also sometimes applied locally to various other farm implements.
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I can sit in Minnesota and look at reservoirs and lakes in Canada and the Dakotas before launching my 20-foot Go-Devil boat with surface-drive mud motor on a long shaft.
With the Go-Devil boat blind, you can run across the water with the blind laying flat, then simply raise it into position and lock it into place with two brass clips to hunt.
She was a go-devil climber and, in her private letters, a model of vigor and honesty.
All Go-Devil motors are built to bomb-proof specifications, including the toughest frame in the industry.
The Go-Devil motor churned through dense mats of aquatic vegetation that would have stalled traditional outboards.
We look forward to the post-war days when the priceless things we have learned from the Willys Scout Car, which the whole world calls the "Jeep", and the Willys Go-Devil "Jeep" Engine, in 10-billion miles of war service, can be built into exclusive Willys power units for work and transportation under post-war conditions.
This Go-Devil blind can be taken down with a few D-clip pins once the four aluminum bases are installed.
Phone, letter and e-mail messages told of readers' experiences with a go-devil or a Listed-Crop Cultivator, which was the official company name for this implement.
Warren Coco has made Go-Devil synonymous with quality.
Go-Devil calls its long-tail mud motors the "four-wheel drive" of marine engines.
Thanks to Delbert Trew for the article on the Go-Devil (Farm Collector, January 2006, page 27).
Longtail and Surface-Drive Motors Go-Devil has long been known as one of the first production mud motors made in the United States.