Man-engine

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Man-engine an elevator for raising and lowering men in some deep mines
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mann; Ger. mann, Dut. man, L. masmans, a male, Sans. manu, a man.

Usage

In literature:

A man is as old as his heart engine.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
When a man left his engine in sight of trouble, the authorities might not know about it, but the men did.
""Run To Seed"" by Thomas Nelson Page
As we have said, the stations nearest to the scene of conflagration turned out engines and men; but the other stations furnished a man each.
"Fighting the Flames" by R.M. Ballantyne
His last item of public work was an object-lesson as to what the engineering skill of man can do.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Before the station officials could interfere to save him, the unfortunate man had thrown himself before the incoming engine.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
That's why I'm an engineer instead of a basic research man; that's why I'll never get a Scholar's degree.
"Dead Giveaway" by Gordon Randall Garrett
After Franklin, came Robert Fulton, the first man successfully to apply the power of the steam-engine to the propulsion of boats.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
He was a great scientist, a great mining engineer, a successful business man.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Bizaro was no engineer, but he had all the forest man's instincts of water-levels.
"Bones" by Edgar Wallace
Watts, the engineer in charge, was a sick man.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
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In poetry:

And so we ride
Over land and tide,
Without a thought of fear—
Man never had
The faith in God
That he has in an engineer!
"The Word Of An Engineer" by James Weldon Johnson
The Sandman's coming in his train of cars
With moonbeam windows and with wheels of stars
So hush you little ones and have no fear
The man-in-the-moon he is the engineer
"The Sandman" by Anonymous British
The first break in our happy household hearth
Was my broad manly son, and far away
He sleeps, while by the churchyard's holy earth
Throb the great engines onward day by day.
"The First Break" by Alexander Anderson
Walpole talks of "a man and his price."
List to a ditty queer —
The sale of a Deputy-Acting-Vice-
Resident-Engineer,
Bought like a bullock, hoof and hide,
By the Little Tin Gods on the Mountain Side.
"Public Waste" by Rudyard Kipling
And on another battleship that sailed out from Japan
The boss of all the engineers, you’ll find another man
With flaming hair and eyes like steel, and he is six-foot three—
His name is Jock McNogo, and a fearsome Jap is he.
"Those Foreign Engineers" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Via Rod Dreher, here's Federico Fubini on the cluelessness of Davos Man: Publicly, the discourse is all about the dangers of "false market assumptions" and the now-infamous "financial engineering".
MAN Diesel & Turbo introduces new small- bore two-stroke, updates designs of ME-B & G series engines.
MAN Diesel & Turbo's updated engine programme features several, positive changes to its two-stroke marine segment.
The 44-year-old man from Michigan City was alone on a sightseeing flight when his 1967 Cessna 172 Skyhawk airplane lost engine power, a release from the Michigan State Police in Wayland said.
An Australian man successfully sued Google for defamation , opening the floodgates for more suits against search engine companies.
Rankin works on jet engines and we asked the man that works with the really big engine how fast the Hemi Jet can go.
In 1999, a man named Doug Cutting started work on a project called Lucene, which was meant to provide an open source alternative to the Google and Yahoo search engines .
The family of a man killed by a falling helicopter that crashed in British Columbia will not have their case heard in Indiana where the helicopter engine was built, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Monday.
The engineer of the train told police that just before noon he was traveling on the tracks along the 4800 block of Sharpsburg road when he spotted a man on the tracks.
American Masters pays tribute to a man who was known as a designer, architect, poet, educator, engineer, philosopher , environmentalist, and humanitarian.
A 24 year-old Arthur City man made a forced landing on a Plano , Texas golf course Thursday afternoon, when the engine on his Cessna 172 aircraft quit.
A man in Benicia, CA owns a 1932 Ford roadster that, upon purchase, had an engine too powerful for normal driving.
The man who invented the diesel engine more than a century ago knew vegetable oil would be a good fuel source.
Their fathers — the man who raised Yassin is a music-loving auto mechanic, trained as an engineer — are quiet, solitary men, neither one quite able to deal with the revelations about their sons .
Bradley Manning acknowledged Friday that he fashioned a noose and contemplated suicide shortly after his arrest on charges of engineering the biggest leak of.
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In science:

Preece, one of the most important electrical engineers of the Victorian Age, was the perfect example of the so called “prac tical man.” He had a profound dislike of the mathematisation of the electromagnetism, a dislike that he often manifested explicitly.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
S PAR S E MATR IX MAN I PULAT ION S [ 3 4 ] , [ 3 5 ] , [ 3 6 ] Many physical phenomena and engineering problems are represented by a mathematical model very often in the form of ordinary, or partial differential equations.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
So, instead of the man running on the roof, we have this beam of light moving forward, towards the engine, very fast.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
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