Mr. Jeremiah Hayling, aged twenty-six, a hydraulic engineer.
It is a question of hydraulics, you see, and came within my own province.
Victor Hatherley, hydraulic engineer, 16A, Victoria Street (3rd floor).
I simply want your opinion about a hydraulic stamping machine which has got out of gear.
This we have now been doing for some time, and in order to help us in our operations we erected a hydraulic press.
There were Sherlock Holmes, the hydraulic engineer, Inspector Bradstreet, of Scotland Yard, a plain-clothes man, and myself.
By profession I am a hydraulic engineer, and I have had considerable experience of my work during the seven years that I was apprenticed to Venner & Matheson, the well-known firm, of Greenwich.
How our hydraulic engineer had been conveyed from the garden to the spot where he recovered his senses might have remained forever a mystery were it not for the soft mould, which told us a very plain tale.
We guard our secret very jealously, however, and if it once became known that we had hydraulic engineers coming to our little house, it would soon rouse inquiry, and then, if the facts came out, it would be good-bye to any chance of getting these fields and carrying out our plans.
" ’We are now,’ said he, ’actually within the hydraulic press, and it would be a particularly unpleasant thing for us if anyone were to turn it on.
" ’I quite follow you,’ said I. ’The only point which I could not quite understand was what use you could make of a hydraulic press in excavating fuller’s-earth, which, as I understand, is dug out like gravel from a pit.’
There are no more uses of "hydraulic" in the book.