Feed-pipe

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Feed-pipe a pipe for supplying a boiler or cistern with water
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. f├ędan, to feed.

Usage

In literature:

The engineer had disconnected the feed-pipes to clean out the rust.
"Adventure" by Jack London
The feed pipe is of copper, 2 inches diameter.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
He wants some milk, he said, and undid the leather girdle and placed the feeding-pipe into the lamb's mouth.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
This empties the pipe, and the slow process of feeding the bowl is lazily repeated.
"In the Footprints of the Padres" by Charles Warren Stoddard
We almost invariably had trouble with the feed-pipes leading from it.
"War in the Garden of Eden" by Kermit Roosevelt
It was just as well, too, for the feed-pipe was plugged in the lamp and the wicks were popping.
"Famous Modern Ghost Stories" by Various
When they had finished they lighted their pipes and went out to feed the dogs a frozen fish apiece.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
How would you prevent injector feed pipes or tank hose from freezing in winter when not in use?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
A shrill but feeble pipe is the cry of the sandpiper, disturbed on his moist feeding-ground.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
The feed pipe from the gasoline tank was examined, but it seemed to provide a good flow.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
In the corner of the can near the feed-pipe another small piece of copper gauze is soldered as shown.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Most people have seen india-rubber tubing or piping such as is used in the chemical laboratory or that often found attached to feeding bottles.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
The steam-heating pipe or riser is just beneath the ridge, and this feeds two returns upon either side of the house, next the walls.
"Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:" by F. M. Hexamer
The feed-pipe has never budged an inch.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
There are phanerogamous plants, like Monotropa or Indian Pipe, the roots of which feed mainly on decaying vegetable matter in the soil.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
The gas passes into the glass cylinder where it is dissolved in water and passes out by the feed pipe.
"Chlorination of Water" by Joseph Race
B, C, Feed pipe with conical foot.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 1 "Franciscans" to "French Language"" by Various
An adjustable sight-feed lubricator conducts the oil along a pipe to the vessel.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
Let the fluid be supplied to the tank by means of a pipe feeding at a certain rate.
"The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla" by Thomas Commerford Martin
Steam from every available engine was turned into every available feed pipe.
"The Land of Tomorrow" by William B Stephenson, Jr.
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In news:

For reaction crystallization in a semi-batch reactor setup, if a atomizer nozzle is attached to the feed pipe, would the product quality be affected.
' Piping plover chicks feed themselves.
STAFF PHOTO/LOHR McKINSTRY The sewer- pipe trestle that feeds the Ticonderoga Wastewater Treatment Plant is getting rebuilt this year.
Including pipe , fittings, valves, leak detection, injection quills and chemical feed skids, the thermally fused system uses no glues and features minimal threaded connections.
The road around Lake Mead will see a sporadic parade of concrete trucks Thursday, as material is hauled in to feed construction of a new water intake pipe hundreds of feet underground.
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