Throwing engine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Throwing engine (Pottery) a machine on which earthenware is first rudely shaped by the hand of the potter from a mass of clay revolving rapidly on a disk or table carried by a vertical spindle; a potter's wheel.
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Usage

In literature:

If you'll throw on your spark I think your engine will run.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
But, to throw a sop to your curiosity, it was a matter of native genius engineered by Providence.
"The Mystics" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Besides this, there were in those days no engines for throwing water, and no organized department of firemen.
"Peter the Great" by Jacob Abbott
An' I'll throw your engine into the lake.
"The Rainy Day Railroad War" by Holman Day
All such engines throw out the steam in puffs.
"Forests of Maine" by Jacob S. Abbott
He had permitted the engine to run on, merely throwing out the clutch when he came to a stop.
"The Last Woman" by Ross Beeckman
Probably some of you have seen a fire-engine throwing a stream of water through a hose upon a burning building.
"Child's Health Primer For Primary Classes" by Jane Andrews
THROWING A STEAM-ENGINE OUT OF GEAR.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The engine was working well, throwing back the miles at about 60 per hour.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
The throw should be only half the stroke of the engine, which is 3/8 of an inch.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
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In news:

NASCAR this season embraced one of the most significant engine-performance changes in the past 50 years: It mandated fuel-injection , throwing over 50 years of carburetor use fondly remembered by engineers and mechanics.
Sophomore quarterback throws for three touchdowns, engineers 24-22 comeback victory.
For some reason, Taiwanese engineers have constructed a robotic seal that can throw a basketball through a hoop with 99 percent accuracy from ten feet out.
Throw in a couple of beer engines for style points.
NASCAR this season embraced one of the most significant engine-performance changes in the past 50 years: It mandated fuel- injection , throwing over 50 years of carburetor use fondly remembered by engineers and mechanics.
Courtesy photo TEAM EFFORT- AMRDEC engineering director Patricia Martin, far right, throws construction waste materials into the Habitat for Humanity dump trailer.
"Don't just throw up your hands and say, 'My recommendation engine is slow ,'" he says.
Judge refuses to throw out charges against former BP engineer.
A federal judge has refused to throw out one of two obstruction of justice charges an ex-engineer for energy company BP faces after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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