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  • When she reached the hydraulic doors, she heard him behind her.†   (source)
  • Hundreds of tiny, squirming hydraulic feet beneath a horny, ridged top: a sea star.†   (source)
  • Surely the heavy equipment that Hester had seen would have included some kind of hydraulic hoist or crane, although that wouldn't have helped him get Mary Magdalene up the long staircase in the Main Academy Building—or up on the stage of The Great Hall.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It opened with lots of brass gears turning and hydraulic pistons blowing smoke.†   (source)
  • The flight controls are not hydraulically powered.†   (source)
  • We shared ideas about hydraulic lifts and pinstripe body designs.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The captain made his own visual inspection of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic indicators.†   (source)
  • The train stopped, squealing, and the hydraulic doors burst open with a sigh.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But the action was cut off by a loud wrenching sound from above, followed by the groan and squeal of hydraulics.†   (source)
  • The officer led me in and I heard the smooth, hydraulic hush and firm click of the door behind us.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The lift turned out to be a mechanical hydraulic lift.†   (source)
  • He liked to pretend he was activating the hydraulics on a tricked-out low-rider when he "hit the switches."†   (source)
  • The hydraulics still worked.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In spite of the mysterious hydraulics failure that rendered the aircraft uncontrollable, the wings did not tear loose, and the fuselage did not disintegrate.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The bomb bay was sloshing with hydraulic fluid.   (source)
    hydraulic = relating to fluid used under pressure to operate machinery
  • There was just enough hydraulic fluid left to save them.   (source)
  • The hydraulic lines, which controlled the doors, had been severed.   (source)
    hydraulic = carrying fluid
  • And without hydraulics, they had no brakes.   (source)
    hydraulics = relating to machinery moved by pressurized liquid
  • The life-blood of the plane—oil, hydraulic fluid, and some one thousand gallons of fuel—slopped about on the surface.   (source)
    hydraulic = relating to fluid used under pressure to operate machinery
  • If Super Man could carry them that far, they would have to land without hydraulic control of the landing gear, flaps, or brakes.   (source)
    hydraulic = relating to machinery moved by pressurized liquid
  • The last trace of Green Hornet, the shimmer of gas, hydraulic fluid, and oil that had wreathed the rafts since the crash, faded away.   (source)
    hydraulic = relating to fluid used under pressure to operate machinery
  • With these lines broken, Phil would have no hydraulic control of the landing gear or the flaps, which they would need to slow the plane on landing.   (source)
    hydraulic = relating to machinery moved by pressurized liquid
  • Anyhow, this one ride, it drops these carts, and the hydraulics are supposed to stop it, bring it down slowly, but something sliced the cable, the cart snapped loose, I still can't figure it, but the cart dropped because I told them to release it—I mean, I told Dom, he's this kid who works with me now—it wasn't his fault—but I told him and then I tried to stop it, but he couldn't hear me, and this little girl was just sitting there, and I tried to reach her.†   (source)
  • It looked like a mechanic's garage, with several hydraulic lifts.†   (source)
  • He invented a hydraulic screw that could move water through pipes.†   (source)
  • The bus doors opened with a violent hydraulic hiss.†   (source)
  • Are you hydraulic or nuclear-powered or what?†   (source)
  • That means lots of pipes and pumping stations and hydraulic folderol sprouting out of the ground.†   (source)
  • I brushed the lever lightly, listening as the hydraulic cylinders hissed softly to protract.†   (source)
  • A petty officer pulled on the hydraulic control levers.†   (source)
  • I heard the soft groaning of hydraulic pumps as the boom extended.†   (source)
  • The canopy went up on emergency hydraulic power.†   (source)
  • Then Jason looked down in the crater and saw where the other end of the hydraulic ax had gone.†   (source)
  • The oiled metal tube hissed upward on hydraulic pressure.†   (source)
  • The minute waves of hydraulic pressure were beating against the clapper in the valve.†   (source)
  • The lieutenant turned the topmost rank of master switches on the hydraulic controls.†   (source)
  • A hydraulic jack and snap-on tool chest stood along the back wall, fronted by a pile of tires.†   (source)
  • He grabbed the door with both hands and pulled down against the hydraulic pressure.†   (source)
  • Mark watched as Alec hurried to one of the hydraulic shafts and wrapped the hook tightly around it.†   (source)
  • The receptionist held the hydraulic door and watched, her eyes a mushy boredom.†   (source)
  • Alec spoke loudly over the grinding gears and hydraulics.†   (source)
  • Then he got out of the car and rushed inside, slinking through the hydraulic screen door.†   (source)
  • Suspended on a hydraulic lift was Thor's chariot, the wheels off and what looked like a broken transaxle hanging from the undercarriage.†   (source)
  • These were mostly dedicated simulator cabinets with first-generation haptics—vibrating chairs and tilting hydraulic platforms.†   (source)
  • Dazed with grief, Leo and the others carefully loaded the Athena Parthenos into the hold, using the ship's hydraulic winches with an assist from Frank Zhang, part-time elephant.†   (source)
  • Under the nearest hydraulic lift, which was holding a '98 Toyota Corolla, a pair of legs stuck out-the lower half of a huge man in grubby gray pants and shoes even bigger than Tyson's.†   (source)
  • "Basically," Leo explained, "I activated a hydraulic screw with the Archimedes device—which is going to be awesome once I install it in the ship, by the way.†   (source)
  • The mount has shock absorbers and miniature hydraulic goodies to compensate for the weight and the recoil.†   (source)
  • Freddy's Free Fall was supposed to drop two carts in a stomach-churning descent, only to be halted at the last instant by a gush of hydraulic air.†   (source)
  • Hydraulics.†   (source)
  • Equipment was everywhere—hydraulic lifts, welding torches, hazard suits, air-spades, forklifts, plus something that looked suspiciously like a nuclear reaction chamber.†   (source)
  • A hydraulic screw.†   (source)
  • Hydraulics.†   (source)
  • The outer rim of the clearing was littered with extra logs and construction equipment—an earthmover; a big crane thing with rotating blades at the end like an electric shaver—must be a tree harvester, Leo thought—and a long metal column with an ax blade, like a sideways guillotine—a hydraulic ax.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "And the cause," he asked, "was hydraulic-control failure—that stuff with the rudder, the yawing and then the roll?"†   (source)
  • Instead, perhaps because of a singular hydraulic-systems failure that defeated the pilots' efforts, Nationwide Flight 353 rolled into a steep dive.†   (source)
  • Although the National Transportation Safety Board hadn't been able to settle on a probable cause, hydraulic control systems failure complicated by human error was one possible scenario—and one with which he had been able to live because it was so impersonal, as mechanical and cold as the universe itself.†   (source)
  • The hook clanged against one of the hydraulic shafts keeping the hatch door open and twisted around it, catching hold.†   (source)
  • They slowly stretched back the hydraulic door and came into the room, crouching at the knees, just to be safe, their eyes roving around.†   (source)
  • The door was surrounded by things like cabling, hooks and the plates that linked the bare-bones machinery of the door hydraulics with the more aesthetic wall coverings of the large cargo room.†   (source)
  • I was trying to get a hold under Magda's shoulders when the receptionist came back, slamming a wheelchair against the hydraulic door, making me jump from the sudden bang and hiss.†   (source)
  • He was almost as good as his word, although the next three days proved inauspicious for the flight first because of a cloud cover at ground level, and secondly because the ski-equipped plane had developed a severe limp as a result of the collapse of one of the hydraulic cylinders of the landing gear.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Mr. Victor Hatherley, hydraulic engineer, 16A, Victoria Street (3rd floor).†   (source)
  • I simply want your opinion about a hydraulic stamping machine which has got out of gear.†   (source)
  • It is a question of hydraulics, you see, and came within my own province.†   (source)
  • When they changed to the mountain train the music was drowned by the rushing water released from the hydraulic chamber.†   (source)
  • '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.†   (source)
  • This we have now been doing for some time, and in order to help us in our operations we erected a hydraulic press.†   (source)
  • There were Sherlock Holmes, the hydraulic engineer, Inspector Bradstreet, of Scotland Yard, a plain-clothes man, and myself.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • '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.'†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • [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†   (source)
  • This sort of quagmire was common at that period in the subsoil of the Champs-Elysees, difficult to handle in the hydraulic works and a bad preservative of the subterranean constructions, on account of its excessive fluidity.†   (source)
  • Between 1806 and 1831, there had been built, on an average, seven hundred and fifty metres annually, afterwards eight and even ten thousand metres of galleries were constructed every year, in masonry, of small stones, with hydraulic mortar which hardens under water, on a cement foundation.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They use /an/ before /hotel/ and /historical/; Kipling has even used it before /hydraulic/;[39] American usage prefers /a/.†   (source)
  • as vapour, mist, cloud, rain, sleet, snow, hail: its strength in rigid hydrants: its variety of forms in loughs and bays and gulfs and bights and guts and lagoons and atolls and archipelagos and sounds and fjords and minches and tidal estuaries and arms of sea: its solidity in glaciers, icebergs, icefloes: its docility in working hydraulic millwheels, turbines, dynamos, electric power stations, bleachworks, tanneries, scutchmills: its utility in canals, rivers, if navigable, floating and graving docks: its potentiality derivable from harnessed tides or watercourses falling from level to level: its submarine fauna and flora (anacoustic, photophobe), numerically, if not literally, th†   (source)
  • A scheme to be formulated and submitted for approval to the harbour commissioners for the exploitation of white coal (hydraulic power), obtained by hydroelectric plant at peak of tide at Dublin bar or at head of water at Poulaphouca or Powerscourt or catchment basins of main streams for the economic production of 500,000 W. H. P. of electricity.†   (source)
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