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hydraulic
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

11 uses
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Definition
relating to liquid — often describing machinery as moved by pressurized liquid
  • Mr. Jeremiah Hayling, aged twenty-six, a hydraulic engineer.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (83% in)
hydraulic = relating to something moved or operated by pressurized liquid
  • Victor Hatherley, hydraulic engineer, 16A, Victoria Street (3rd floor).
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (8% in)
  • It is a question of hydraulics, you see, and came within my own province.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (12% in)
  • 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.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (20% in)
  • I simply want your opinion about a hydraulic stamping machine which has got out of gear.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (30% in)
  • This we have now been doing for some time, and in order to help us in our operations we erected a hydraulic press.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (36% in)
  • 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.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (37% in)
  • " '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.'
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (38% in)
  • " '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.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (61% in)
  • There were Sherlock Holmes, the hydraulic engineer, Inspector Bradstreet, of Scotland Yard, a plain-clothes man, and myself.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (85% in)
  • 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.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (98% in)

There are no more uses of "hydraulic" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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