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The pneumatic wrench is noisy.
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pneumatic pneumatically
Pneumatic tools and equipment typically use compressed air or similar gases.
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  • The pneumatic wrench is noisy.
  • The lawnmower uses non-pneumatic rubber tires.
  • The stunner has a pneumatic-powered ’gun’ that fires a steel bolt about seven inches long and the diameter of a fat pencil.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • When the street on your block is being repaired and the pneumatic drills are working all day, what does everyone complain of?
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth

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  • Below them, the last stone ring turned and settled with a deep pneumatic hiss.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Suddenly—with a pneumatic gasp—it gave so capriciously I stumbled.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The children had oiled its works till it glided noiseless as a pneumatic bicycle, and answered to the helm as it had probably done long ago in its best days.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • He stopped at the garage for a pneumatic mattress that had amused his guests during the summer, and the chauffeur helped him pump it up.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Then he unrolled and clipped together four small cylinders of paper which had already flopped out of the pneumatic tube on the right-hand side of his desk.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Now set aside the modern system of pneumatic house-cleaning, and the economies of co-operative cooking; and consider one single item, the washing of dishes.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • Wonderfully pneumatic.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • The plastic cylinders were the kind you might find at a drive-through bank—the kind that shoot up and down the pneumatic tubes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He glanced up sharply when Holly entered through the pneumatic double doors.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • A third nurse, a pneumatic black girl in pale pink, stands at the end of the table with her hands on her hips.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • We were connected to the institutions that supported us by means of pneumatic tubes which ran under the streets of Chicago.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • You will receive pneumatic injections.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • She paused halfway up the stairs and FLEX, the doors all slammed shut under the concentrated force she directed at them, the pneumatic door-closers snapping off.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • My knees gave slowly down, like a pneumatic jack letting down the weight of a car to the floor, and I was back in my chair.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • We stared at them through our thick glass windows: they swam backward with tremendous speed, moving by means of their locomotive tubes, chasing fish and mollusks, eating the little ones, eaten by the big ones, and tossing in indescribable confusion the ten feet that nature has rooted in their heads like a hairpiece of pneumatic snakes.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Rosemary examined their appurtenances—four large parasols that made a canopy of shade, a portable bath house for dressing, a pneumatic rubber horse, new things that Rosemary had never seen, from the first burst of luxury manufacturing after the War, and probably in the hands of the first of purchasers.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It was an advanced weapon; the perforated cylinder that was the silencer was pneumatically snapped on, reducing the decibel count of a gunshot to a loud spit — but no more than a spit — the accuracy unaffected at close range.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • …in her convalescent bathchair with slow revolutions of its wheels as far as the corner of the North Circular road opposite Mr Gavin Low’s place of business where she had remained for a certain time scanning through his onelensed binocular fieldglasses unrecognisable citizens on tramcars, roadster bicycles equipped with inflated pneumatic tyres, hackney carriages, tandems, private and hired landaus, dogcarts, ponytraps and brakes passing from the city to the Phoenix Park and vice versa.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • But in the address on the pneumatic message—which, only yesterday, was nothing, was merely a ’little blue’ that I had written, and, after a messenger had delivered it to Gilberte’s porter and a servant had taken it to her in her room, had become a thing without value or distinction, one of the ’little blues’ that she had received in the course of the day—I had difficulty in recognising the futile, straggling lines of my own handwriting beneath the circles stamped on it at the…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • His car was banked with four others in a line of steel restless as cavalry, while the cross town traffic, limousines and enormous moving-vans and insistent motor-cycles, poured by; on the farther corner, pneumatic riveters rang on the sun-plated skeleton of a new building; and out of this tornado flashed the inspiration of a familiar face, and a fellow Booster shouted, "H’ are you, George!"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • She embraced him with pneumatic intensity, contriving to press his hand into her cleavage.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Her heart leaped when they came upon the broad mark of the pneumatic tires still fresh in the lonely mountain road.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • You’ll have to forgive me, really, for talking like this, but they were in a merry mood themselves, your pneumatic friends.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • One: They were taking enemy fire, a combination of shoulder-fired RPGs and machine-gun fire now slamming into the armor like pneumatic hammers.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Not in good shape—we’ve got him in a pneumatic bed with a round-the-clock watch and more instruments wired into him than you would believe.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The minister, a man of iron with tool-steel eyes and a delivery like a pneumatic drill, opened up with prayer and reassured us that we were a pretty sorry lot.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Joe Magruder and Ronnie DuBay got the chainfall on the truck’s pneumatic Step-Loader, and it whooshed gently down to the dirt driveway on a sigh of air.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • One of them was leaning his chest on a pneumatic drill, pressing it hard into the gravel road and it made a loud rut-ta-tutting that echoed in the stillness of the afternoon, spitting up dirt and sprays of gravel as it dug.
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • The pneumatic doors were slightly askew where the troll had barged through, but otherwise everything seemed operational.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Not nearly so pneumatic as Lenina.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • The stories were mimeographed and stuffed into the brass and velvet cartridges which the pneumatic tubes ate.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Foaly hauled the door across until the suction ring took hold, sealing the portal with a pneumatic hiss.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • As the last light on the dais melted away, Maria stripped off her gown and displayed the astonishing nude body that was a miracle of pneumatic surgery.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Winston dialled ’back numbers’ on the telescreen and called for the appropriate issues of The Times, which slid out of the pneumatic tube after only a few minutes’ delay.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • What happened in the unseen labyrinth to which the pneumatic tubes led, he did not know in detail, but he did know in general terms.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • When they had arrived and were comfortably stretched out on the pneumatic sofas in Bernard’s room, Helmholtz began again.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • But she was really too pneumatic.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • As soon as Winston had dealt with each of the messages, he clipped his speakwritten corrections to the appropriate copy of The Times and pushed them into the pneumatic tube.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Pneumatic too.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Three messages had slid out of the pneumatic tube while Winston was working, but they were simple matters, and he had disposed of them before the Two Minutes Hate interrupted him.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages, to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and in the side wall, within easy reach of Winston’s arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Six, sir; five, sir… Maria Beaumont clove through the crowd, arms outstretched, eyes outstretched, naked bosom outstretched… her body transformed by pneumatic surgery into an exagerated East Indian figure with puffed hips, puffed calves and puffed gilt breasts.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • He rolled up the completed bundle of work and slid it into the pneumatic tube.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Anyhow she was pneumatic, particularly pneumatic; I remember that.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Anyhow she was pneumatic, particularly pneumatic; I remember that.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Sunk in their pneumatic stalls, Lenina and the Savage sniffed and listened.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
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