Pump handle

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the lever, worked by hand, by which motion is given to the bucket of a pump.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Epidemiologist John Snow halted the cholera outbreak in 1850s London by removing the Broad Street water pump handle. Lillian Wald, who coined the term "public health nurse," initiated school nursing in 1902 based on the observation that children were missing school because of infectious diseases.
Was the dog's tongue froze to the pump handle? Or was it something really devastating, like we'd lost our internet connection?
My first "pistol" was an air-powered .177 Benjamin smoothbore with a wooden "Tootsie Roll" pump handle and a grayish plastic set of grip panels.
To pump the gun the wooden pump handle is pulled out, away from the action.
And it wasn't the most comfortable gun to shoot due to its stock design, or to carry thanks to the pump handle digging into your shoulder blade.
"You could either pump water by hand, using the pump handle, or you could get a pump jack going on a stationary gas engine.
When you're done, you lift the pump handle all the way up, which breaks the prime and sends the water back down in the well so the pump won't freeze.
It was then that Snow eventually persuaded the parish authorities to remove the pump handle, thereby (the story goes) preventing people from coming into contact with the contaminated water.
Elevate the main gun to maximum elevation with the hydraulic pump handle and check the replenisher to make sure it's full.
2 WHAT colour is a typical diesel pump handle at English petrol stations?
LOS ANGELES -- Soft soap in a bottle that could be dispensed by a convenient little pump handle on the top.