Wind pump

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wind pump a pump moved by a windmill.
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Usage

In literature:

It takes all the wind you can pump.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
With four men at the wheel, one watch at the pumps, and the other clearing the wreck, we had to get her before the wind.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII" by Various
The numerous wind-mills, like children's toys, which were pumping water out of the stone-quarries, whirled and spun busily in the brisk breeze.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
My heart be pumping wind, lifeless wind; my lung-play's gone, tu, an' my sight's come awver that coorious.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
Saw at the Chateau Borelli pumps worked by the wind.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
He considered that if a pump threw water, there was no reason why it should not throw wind.
"Jarwin and Cuffy" by R.M. Ballantyne
Farther on the party came to an immense wind mill, which was employed in pumping up water.
"Rollo in Holland" by Jacob Abbott
The Girl and her Father lived in a big White House, with Evergreen Trees and whitewashed Dornicks in front of it, and a Wind-Pump at the rear.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
The action of single and multiple coil windings may be compared to that of single and multiple pumps.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
Not for half a dozen pumps and windings did I feel him.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
This grove was in a sheltered valley, and water was supplied by a pump worked by wind.
"Six Letters From the Colonies" by Robert Seaton
The tires were pumped full of wind and then Jumpo climbed up on the seat and took hold of the steering wheel.
"Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail" by Howard R. Garis
It takes all the wind you can pump.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
Above the howling of wind and swash of waves, both pumps could be heard working for all they were worth.
"Geoffrey Hampstead" by Thomas Stinson Jarvis
Just when my lungs were pumping so I couldn't hold my breath a heart-beat longer, the wind suddenly cut over my face.
"Plain Mary Smith" by Henry Wallace Phillips
A series of pipes of varying lengths were filled by an air-pump which was operated by a wind-mill.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
At the well men were busily pumping water by hand, the wind having died down during the night.
"The Land of Lure" by Elliott Smith
So the wind-mill outfit was abandoned and another pumping arrangement to be worked by mules was sent out.
"The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn" by John R. Spears
On the edge of this dyke wind-mills are erected, each of which works a pump.
"The Silent Readers" by William D. Lewis
Towards midnight it blew a gale of wind, and the ship made so much water that I was obliged to turn all hands up to spell the pumps.
"Fifty-two Stories of the British Navy, from Damme to Trafalgar." by Alfred H. Miles
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In poetry:

We'll miss you, running easting down
(Sacramento, Sacramento!)
With a following wind from 'Frisco town;
We'll miss you beating off Cape Horn,
One man less at the pumps forlorn
(And away O! Sacramento!)
"Sacramento" by Cicely Fox Smith
Then all hands rushed to the pumps, and wrought with might and main.
But the water, alas! alarmingly on them did gain;
And the thick sleet was driving across the raging sea,
While the wind it burst upon them in all its fury.
"Grace Darling or "The Wreck of the Forfarshire"" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

What developed was a watering system comprised of a pump, solar panels or small wind turbine, motion detector and a backup power battery box.
Wind Generator Design, Solar Components, and Heat Pump Benefits.
Heavy winds yesterday afternoon blew down some power lines that operate the four pumps at the Blue Lakes water source.
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In science:

For example Lenzen [Lenzen2010] p. 547 writes: As with wind power, solar power is wel l suited for demands that are insensitive to temporal variations in electricity output, such as water pumping for irrigation, or vehicle charging.
Storing unsteady energy, like photovoltaically generated electric energy, as potential energy
Therefore, when the stabilizing plug potential is not employed in the pumping, the created multiquantum vortex is expected to split after it has accumulated a sufficiently large winding number.
Vortex pump for a Bose-Einstein condensate utilizing a time-averaged orbiting potential trap
The sea air-water extractor needs the air propeller (pump) in entrance of tube for case when the wind is absent or for the increasing the fresh water production.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
VLBI appears to rule out a periodic infrared radiation pump , leaving a periodically varying 6–12 GHz radio continuum background as a possibility. A model for this has been worked out in the framework of a colliding wind binary scenario providing ionizing radiation [→ VAN DEN HEEVER, VAN DER WALT].
IAU (Maser) Symposium 287 Summary
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