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The train uses hydraulic brakes.
  relating to liquid — often describing machinery as moved by pressurized liquid
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hydraulic hydraulics hydraulically
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  • The train uses hydraulic brakes.
  • The pilot reported a hydraulic leak.
  • hydraulic engineer
  • Inside the shaft of Freddy’s Free Fall, the cable snapped its final thread and ripped across the hydraulic line.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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  • At the door, Dad strained the hydraulic screen wide, and when it sprung back, it slammed against Pedi’s face.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • Mr. Jeremiah Hayling, aged twenty-six, a hydraulic engineer.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • But the action was cut off by a loud wrenching sound from above, followed by the groan and squeal of hydraulics.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • The lift turned out to be a mechanical hydraulic lift.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • There was nothing we could do about the weather, but the plane’s engineer discovered it was possible to restore the hydraulic cylinder to duty by filling it with seal-oil.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He liked to pretend he was activating the hydraulics on a tricked-out low-rider when he "hit the switches."
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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  • Hundreds of tiny, squirming hydraulic feet beneath a horny, ridged top: a sea star.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He slashed his Stygian sword across the giant’s bowstring, causing pulleys and gears to zip and creak, the string recoiling with hundreds of pounds of force until it whacked Orion in the nose like a hydraulic bullwhip.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • And without hydraulics, they had no brakes.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • When she reached the hydraulic doors, she heard him behind her.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The flight controls are not hydraulically powered.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • It opened with lots of brass gears turning and hydraulic pistons blowing smoke.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • It looked like a mechanic’s garage, with several hydraulic lifts.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Then we had to go through the decontamination unit, and the shrieking of those cold hydraulic pipes and the ferocious jets of water awakened half the barracks and nearly sent us into shock.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • In the center of a field, a small cage rose up into view, lifted on hydraulics from underground.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Over the years, Steve had seen him repair radios, televisions, auto and lawn mower engines, leaking pipes, dangling gutters, broken windows, and once, even the hydraulic presses of a small toolmanufacturing plant near the state line.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • It was thus that he had, when occasion offered, supported with his credit and his funds the linen factory at Boulogne, the flax-spinning industry at Frevent, and the hydraulic manufacture of cloth at Boubers-sur-Canche.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • When they changed to the mountain train the music was drowned by the rushing water released from the hydraulic chamber.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It was a dangerous job that had taken many lives; it had been abolished years earlier by the invention of the hydraulic gun; but there had been struggling, failing mills which, on their way down, had attempted to use the outworn equipment and methods of a distant past.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • We shared ideas about hydraulic lifts and pinstripe body designs.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The captain made his own visual inspection of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic indicators.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • It may be that this girl had a fact in her somewhere, but I don’t believe you could have sluiced it out with a hydraulic; nor got it with the earlier forms of blasting, even; it was a case for dynamite.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Oliver looked very worn and shadowy from sickness, and made an ineffectual attempt to stand up, out of respect to his benefactor, which terminated in his sinking back into the chair again; and the fact is, if the truth must be told, that Mr. Brownlow’s heart, being large enough for any six ordinary old gentlemen of humane disposition, forced a supply of tears into his eyes, by some hydraulic process which we are not sufficiently philosophical to be in a condition to explain.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • She probably would not have read this treatise on the hydraulics of Versailles by an eighteenth-century Dane who extolled in Latin the genius of Le Notre.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • A rabbitry and fowlrun, a dovecote, a botanical conservatory, 2 hammocks (lady’s and gentleman’s), a sundial shaded and sheltered by laburnum or lilac trees, an exotically harmonically accorded Japanese tinkle gatebell affixed to left lateral gatepost, a capacious waterbutt, a lawnmower with side delivery and grassbox, a lawnsprinkler with hydraulic hose.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • There is a way, I don’t doubt, to carry all such things like little sticks in the bulge of the flood water, if you determine your energy to flow that way, and the weight of morgues and cars depends on the hydraulic lifting power you dispose of.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Her second son would have been provided for at Chesney Wold and would have been made steward in due season, but he took, when he was a schoolboy, to constructing steam-engines out of saucepans and setting birds to draw their own water with the least possible amount of labour, so assisting them with artful contrivance of hydraulic pressure that a thirsty canary had only, in a literal sense, to put his shoulder to the wheel and the job was done.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Among her protégés was the cartographer De Blasiis (whose Maps of the New World was dedicated to the Marquesa de Montemayor amid the roars of the courtiers at Lima who read that she was the "admiration of her city and a rising sun in the West"); another was the scientist Azuarius whose treatise on the laws of hydraulics was suppressed by the Inquisition as being too exciting.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • The hydraulics still worked.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • A single bit of sediment coiling in the jar on some slow hydraulic axis.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • He invented a hydraulic screw that could move water through pipes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • A hydraulic jack and snap-on tool chest stood along the back wall, fronted by a pile of tires.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • The officer led me in and I heard the smooth, hydraulic hush and firm click of the door behind us.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • They use /an/ before /hotel/ and /historical/; Kipling has even used it before /hydraulic/;[39] American usage prefers /a/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • [695] See the investment of capital in aqueducts, made useless by hydraulics; fortifications, by gunpowder; roads and canals, by railways; sails, by steam; steam, by electricity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • At first chance he bought a new dress sword, silver forks and spoons, candlesticks, wine, violin strings, the model of a hydraulic engine, every purchase recorded in his tidy accounts.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In a hard way, and in an uncertain way that fluctuated between patronage and putting down, the sprinkling from a watering-pot and hydraulic pressure, Mrs Clennam showed an interest in this dependent.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • At intervals a complicated system of hydraulic tubes and pumps would cause the towers to telescope slowly upward, a journey of several hours, then allow them to sink slowly back to their original configuration.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Where the driver’s seat ought to be, there is a sort of neoprene pouch about the size of a garbage can suspended from the ceiling by a web of straps, shock cords, tubes, wires, fiber-optic cables, and hydraulic lines.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • If the Romans had been better acquainted with the laws of hydraulics, they would not have constructed all the aqueducts which surround the ruins of their cities—they would have made a better use of their power and their wealth.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Ryan’s heart crashed in his chest, pumping blood through his neck and ears like a massive hydraulic piston, and his hands shook at his sides, and the flame licked at the walls, but otherwise the room lay perfectly still.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Jack had taken a few moments to examine Nemo’s weaponry aboard the Nautilus, and he’d found among the various hydraulic and steam-powered weaponry a few devices of a more conventional nature, which he could adapt to better use.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • I took notes and introduced myself around, walking the floor, a crowded couple of acres—cranes and grapples, hydraulic units for heavy balers and then the hauling equipment, the refuse trucks that seemed toylike for all their bulk, innocent in shiny paint, unprepared for the nasty work ahead.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • In spite of the mysterious hydraulics failure that rendered the aircraft uncontrollable, the wings did not tear loose, and the fuselage did not disintegrate.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • So at thirty–two feet beneath the surface of the sea, you’ll undergo a pressure of 17,568 kilograms; at 320 feet, or ten times greater pressure, it’s 175,680 kilograms; at 3,200 feet, or 100 times greater pressure, it’s 1,756,800 kilograms; finally, at 32,000 feet, or 1,000 times greater pressure, it’s 17,568,000 kilograms; in other words, you’d be squashed as flat as if you’d just been yanked from between the plates of a hydraulic press!"
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Then he got out of the car and rushed inside, slinking through the hydraulic screen door.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
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