• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Gas-engine an engine in which motion is communicated to the piston by the alternate admission and condensation of gas in a closed cylinder
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A word invented by the Dutch chemist J. B. Van Helmont (1577-1644)—the form suggested by Gr. chaos.


In literature:

Then the motor roared and he and the engineer, took off at double the speed she could make on high-test gas.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
To the latter Roy devoted himself, for he knew something of gas engines by reason of the two automobiles at his own house.
"Tom Slade at Temple Camp" by Percy K. Fitzhugh
Electricity is obtained by two gas engines (one spare) each of 75 B.H.P.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
A gas engine is a natural born coward and a quitter.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
My mind was racing like an overfed gas engine.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
Was not the invention of steam engines laughed at, as well as the invention of gas?
"The Wizard of the Sea" by Roy Rockwood
The chuck-chuck-chuck of the gas engine told that Welborn was already on the job at the mine.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
The only economical and practical Gas Engine in the market is the new "Otto" Silent, built by Schleicher, Schumm & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
The organ is blown by a six-horse gas engine.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
As Old Brownsmith says, gas and steam-engines and police have done away with them, and the road's safe enough, night or day.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
We got the Norton elevator motor and hooked it up with the gas engine.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
Where coal or heating gas is available, a gas-engine is exceedingly convenient, since it requires little attention.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
The drum may also be worked by a steam or gas engine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
Hugon, another eminent French engineer, invented and constructed a gas engine on the same principle as Lenair's.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
Now a gas engine does all the labour.
"Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Jacob Holyoake
Gas engines will be run economically with this gas.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 648, June 2, 1888." by Various
We don't use gas for anything else, except running the gas engines over on the other side of the yard.
"The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills" by James R. Mears
Some engines to go by water-power; some by gas; some by cog-wheels.
"'Puffing Billy' and the Prize 'Rocket'" by Helen Cross Knight
The balloon envelope held 85,000 cubic feet of gas, and of this the engine consumed 250 cubic feet an hour.
"The Romance of Aircraft" by Lawrence Yard Smith
Illuminating gas is sometimes employed to drive gas engines.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower

In news:

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Cummins Westport has begun development on the ISB6.7 G, a mid-range 6.7-liter natural gas engine, the company announced on Thursday.
Maxford just finished testing and released CRRC 50cc rear carburetor gas engine.
The alliance will bring customers access to high-quality instrumentation and control solutions for natural gas engines.
The index references data and documents pertaining to all related fields of geology , including oil and gas, engineering geology , minerals industry, scientific data, and agency archives.
Hyson Products, Brecksville, OH, has introduced a series of nitrogen gas springs engineered to withstand high temperature s—to 248 F. The springs come in two models—MT16 and MT24—with threaded upper cylinders for easy mounting.
If you are really gentle with the accelerator, you can reach highway speeds without ever switching on the gas engine.
Two of America's Leading Engine Manufacturers Certify Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA(R) Oil for Natural Gas Engines.
Sears has equipped 27 of its Home Services division vehicles with engines that run on propane gas as part of a broader energy management effort.
Dr Vadim V Artamonov is a corrosion and materials engineer in the oil and gas industry.
The Ranger features a 4 cylinder engine and the sweeper has a 2 cylinder gas sweeper engine.
AAA claims gas blend may damage car engines, void warranties.
Ferrari's Largest Engines Run on Natural Gas (And They're Made by Rolls-Royce).
The gas engine made petroleum the world's biggest commodity.
Whether global warming will raise the level of the world's oceans is still being debated, but engineers who build natural-gas production platforms at Shell Oil do not want to take chances.

In science:

Since the beginning of Thermodynamics in the middle of the 19.century its main motivation was the description of steam engines and the liquid to gas transition of water.
Heat can flow from cold to hot in Microcanonical Thermodynamics of finite systems. The microscopic origin of condensation and phase separations
Although there could be other ways to produce these structures, such as interactions with clumps of dense gas or precession of the central engine, these in turn can also give rise to the growth of the instabilities via coupling to any of the unstable modes (see, e.g.
Anatomy of helical relativistic jets: The case of S5 0836+710
The gas temperature and ionization state in the wind are calculated self-consistently from the photoionization and heating rate of the central engine.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
Their model relies on the local disk radiation to launch gas from the disk and on the central radiation to accelerate the gas in the radial direction to high velocities. A key ingredient to this model is that the central engine radiation is attenuated by ’hitchhiking’ gas located between the central engine and wind.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
Once the gas is high enough above the disk, the radiation force due to the central engine accelerates the gas to high velocity.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
X-ray source and wind, namely for NH >∼ 1024 cm−2 (τX >> 1) the gas is well shielded from the X-rays but at the same time it is also shielded from any other radiation from the central engine including the UV radiation.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
In this case, the line force from the central engine could be so much reduced that it may not accelerate the gas to high radial velocities and no strong wind will be produced.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
The key surprise here is that we no longer need to overcome the engineering hurdles that accompany Si and GaAs technology to create a two-dimensional electron gas.
Turning insulators into superconductors
The detection of a torus signature in either H i or H2O masers is of interest since it can then be followed up with VLBA studies which can provide important information about the spatial distribution and velocity field of the accreting gas and the mass of the central engine.
HI Absorption in the Gigamaser Galaxy TXS 2226-184 and the Relation between HI Absorption and Water Emission
It seems the Szilard’s demon engine defeats the second law of thermodynamics: the heat bath, which has transferred energy to the gas, has lowered its entropy while the engine has not changed its entropy because it returned to the initial state.
Zeno meets modern science
All these pieces of observational evidence suggest that, at least in some objects, the gas responsible for the X-ray obscuration is close to the central engine.
X-ray obscuration in local Universe AGN
We note that concurrent with our investigations, detailed hydrodynamical simulations of hot gas in the local Galactic disk were being engineered by de Avillez and Breitschwerdt .
OVI Absorption in the Milky Way Disk, and Future Prospects for Studying Absorption at the Galaxy-IGM Interface
In the sort of collapsing star that might be the central engine for a γ -ray burst, the thermal state of gas in the vicinity of the jet would depend on its nuclear composition and the neutrino intensity.
General Relativistic MHD Jets
Fig. 1(a)] to distances on the order of typical chemical interaction distances, ac (cid:46) 1 nm. 48–56 One aim of interaction engineering is to control these interactions in order to stabilize the gas against particle losses.
Condensed Matter Theory of Dipolar Quantum Gases
Finally, two expansion engines expand the gas and deliver it to the target at approximately 12 K and 16 psia.
A High Power Hydrogen Target for Parity Violation Experiments