pumping station

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pumping station a house where pumps (e.g. to irrigate) are installed and operated
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Usage

In literature:

If you knew the trouble we had in getting the city council to spend the money and cover the pumping-station with vines!
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
We might possibly reserve the Isle of Man to serve as a pumping and heating station.
"The Doings Of Raffles Haw" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The pumping stations are substantial structures of brick, roofed with iron.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
For the more remote pumps, air will be supplied by smaller air compressors located within passenger stations.
"The New York Subway" by Anonymous
But one pump was working at the water-works pumping station.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
The pumping station engines are all provided with electric ignition.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
General Hall occupied Santolan and the pumping-station there and repelled the repeated attacks made on his column.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Think of big pumping stations on the Sahara!
"The Big Bounce" by Walter S. Tevis
After having had his hand shaken as if it were a pump-handle, Sam Brewster continued on to the station to await the train from Denver.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
It was all such a new experience, the village pump, and the few early stragglers watching her curiously from the station platform.
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
Seventy-seven was flagged by the man at the pump station.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
The pumping station was another long, one-story building, with eight tall iron stacks rising beside it.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
The movement upon the pumping station was not easily accomplished; there were several sharp skirmishes on the way.
"The Utah Batteries: A History" by Charles R. Mabey
Bridges, railways, roads, and pumping stations were prepared for demolition, to be blown up as a last resort.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
Service stations have bell systems to let the operator know that a car is waiting at the gas pumps.
"Electricity for the 4-H Scientist" by Eric B. Wilson
The engineer of the pumping-station said that he knew very little about the big rapid, as he had only been on his present job for a week.
"Down the Columbia" by Lewis R. Freeman
The delivery of power water from the Falcon Wharf pumping station was through four 6 in.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 648, June 2, 1888." by Various
Best for pumping stations and pipe lines.
"Scientific American, Vol. XLIII.--No. 1. [New Series.], July 3, 1880" by Various
After a long struggle they reached the level where the pump station was located.
"The Iron Boys in the Mines" by James R. Mears
They had gone to the pumping-station of the waterworks, and had seen the noiseless work of the great steam-engine there.
"Stories of Invention" by Edward E. Hale
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In news:

Some of the original machinery remains in the great hall of the former water pumping station .
Community Pumping Station Makeover Eyed.
Perry Lee Ray Ford, a suspect in an Ennis gas station robbery April 30, was jailed in early May after he allegedly robbed the Palmer pump station and fled the scene with police in pursuit.
Pumps run dry at some Phillips stations.
Bill Anderson, owner of Bill's Southland Station in Lake City, pumped the last tank of gas on Wednesday.
Power blackouts have hampered the capital's pumping and filtration stations.
An electrical problem in the pumping station is blamed for the problem.
The gasoline is pumping again at several Albuquerque , N.M. Phillips 66 and Circle K stations, reported KOB-TV, after they were closed in late September when PCF Saleco LLC was at the target of an involuntary bankruptcy petition.
Siemens won a $10 million bid through the Chicago Department of Water Management to support upgrades to the Springfield Avenue Pumping Station.
Harry Tatla said the gas pumps at his Citgo gas station on Staten Island, pictured above, were destroyed after the business was inundated with water during Sandy.
Three Mercer County gas stations pumped aviation fuel instead of regular gas.
The town's generators powered the sewer pump stations and municipal complex during and after the storm, officials said.
2nd Source Reservoir & Pump Station doesn't work.
Recently, San Bernardino County sheriff's investigators found card skimmers on several Rancho Cucamonga gas station pumps, officials said.
According to a report from Pittsburgh television station KDKA, a woman was robbed by a man with a sword while pumping gas at a gas station.
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In science:

While transport can be performed with the same optics without problems, utilization for pump-probe experiments implies the capability of separating and delaying the two pulses of a given temporal amount at the experimental station.
Scheme for femtosecond-resolution pump-probe experiments at XFELs with two-color ten GW-level X-ray pulses
There is a small additional pump station located at the 1100 level of the B&M No. 2 shaft.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The water, in order to flow the Sadat Canal needs a pumping station, which is situated north of Abu Simbel. From space, astronauts noticed the growing of a first lake, the easternmost one, in November 1998 .
The decreasing level of Toshka Lakes seen from space
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