bicycle pump

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bicycle pump a small pump that fills bicycle tires with air
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Usage

In literature:

His mouth and vest were open, and he breathed like a second-hand bicycle pump.
"Options" by O. Henry
He very likely carries a bagful of golf-sticks, or is pumping up his bicycle.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
His right hand holds a bicycle pump.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The bicycle pump is the best known of all compression pumps.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
Use a bicycle pump to clean such parts of the sewing machine as you cannot reach with a cloth or with an old tooth brush.
"Food and Health" by Anonymous
Infections in the teat from inserting dirty instruments, as using a bicycle pump for the treatment of Milk Fever.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
I came across it last hols when I was looking for a bicycle pump I lost.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
She raced ahead with him; it was like riding a good modern bicycle after pumping along on an old hard tire.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Using a bicycle pump, cause some fresh air to bubble through lime-water.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Before operating the engine with steam, it can be tested with a small bicycle pump through the opening for the safety-valve.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Pump ordinary air through it with a bicycle pump.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
A bicycle pump and a card having the words Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Uncle, Aunt, Cousin, written upon it.
"Suppers" by Paul Pierce
The bicycle pump is a well-known example of this form of pump.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Pumping air warms the bicycle pump in a way that pumping water or oil will not.
"A Text-Book of Astronomy" by George C. Comstock
The oil is stored in strong steel reservoirs into which air is pumped by means of a pump not unlike those used to inflate bicycle tyres.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
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In news:

Inspired by a 1930s bicycle pump found in a garage, this stainless steel pot is a chic way to serve coffee.
So why don't we start to get pumped up vicariously with some extreme bicycling in the hills of the San Francisco Bay Area area.
U-M recently installed two bicycle tire pumps and a repair stand on campus and this week students, dubbed bike ambassadors, will be at the stands from 10 am until 2 pm to help people with their bike problems.
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