Screw engine

Definitions

  • Twin screw propeller and steam engine
    Twin screw propeller and steam engine
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Screw engine a marine engine for driving a screw propeller.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Stevens's Engine, Boiler, Screw-Propeller Stevens's Engine, Boiler, Screw-Propeller
Horizontal Direct-Acting Naval Screw-Engine Horizontal Direct-Acting Naval Screw-Engine

Usage

In literature:

Without much warning, the pulse of our engine slackened, the throb of our single screw slowed down and ceased.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
After the screw had broken, the engines also failed, and the sails proved useless.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
In the meanwhile, he listened to the measured clank of the engine, which quickened when the top blade of the screw swung out.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
We could hear the muffled throb of the engines, and the churning of the screws.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
Craig could feel the pulsation as the engines kicked the screws over faster.
"The Lost Warship" by Robert Moore Williams
When finished she was 122 feet over all, and was propelled by twin screws with engines of 200 horse-power each.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
She was a wooden screw steamer with two engines of 350 h.p.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Rankine saw a curious disturbance down the screw-torn wake, but it subsided and he stopped the engines.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
In twin-screw boats there are two distinct engines, one for each propeller.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
He was on board ship once again, awakened to the familiar pounding of the engines and drum of the screw.
"The Gateless Barrier" by Lucas Malet
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In poetry:

I seed it in the stable yard--it fairly turned me sick--
A greasy, wheezy, engine as can neither buck nor kick.
You've a screw to drive it forard, and a screw to make it stop,
For it was foaled in a smithy stove an' bred in a blacksmith's shop.
"The Groom's Story" by Arthur Conan Doyle
"'Old 'ard, old gal!" says master, and "Gently then!" says I,
But an engine wont 'eed coaxin' an' it ain't no use to try;
So first 'e pulled a lever, an' then 'e turned a screw,
But the thing kept crawlin' forrard spite of all that 'e could do.
"The Groom's Story" by Arthur Conan Doyle

In news:

An experienced engineer inspecting some work on top of a silo lost his balance when a screw conveyor unexpectedly started up.
The age-old argument among mariners concerning twin-engine versus single-screw boats has taken a new twist.
Snake River Truck and Performance teamed up with Vortech Engineering for this project, which showcases Vortech's new intercooler Twin-Screw Supercharging system.
Engineered for the meat and poultry industry, the Formax NovaMax500 forming system has a servo-controlled, rotary-product pump that works in tandem with feed-screw movements to prevent overworking.
How to bring in a twin- screw with one dead engine.
Engineering manager Bill Haas shows a part to Roosevelt student Kevion Fields during a tour Friday, Oct 5, 2012, of Specialty Screw in Rockford.
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