Passepartout said nothing; but he cherished hope in secret, and comforted himself with the reflection that, if the wind failed them, they might still count on the steam
We had a good deal of trouble with steam
launches that morning.
Sir Launcelot got up steam
, he and I loaded up the kettle with unslaked lime and carbolic acid, with a touch of lactic acid added thereto, then filled the thing up with water and inserted the steam
-spout under the canopy.
Thick clouds of steam
were pouring off the wreckage, and through the tumultuously whirling wisps I could see, inter- mittently and vaguely, the gigantic limbs churning the water and flinging a splash and spray of mud and froth into the air.
Why, bless you, sir, it is in the steam
launch that he has gone.
Toward evening the two steam
tugs that had accompanied us with a rollicking champagne-party of young New Yorkers on board who wished to bid farewell to one of our number in due and ancient form departed, and we were alone on the deep.
And I, the long time intimate of John Barleycorn, knew just what he promised me--maggots of fancy, dreams of power, forgetfulness, anything and everything save whirling washers, revolving mangles, humming centrifugal wringers, and fancy starch and interminable processions of duck trousers moving in steam
under my flying iron.
Similar facts were observed on the 23rd of July in the same year, in the Pacific Ocean, by the Columbus, of the West India and Pacific Steam
Then I started tull go out un the stream an' drop anchor--under me own steam
, of course.
Because of their steam
propulsion, the American ships were larger and with a more graceful outline.
He didn't mind, he said, the trouble of punching their blanked heads down there, blank his soul, but did the condemned sailors think you could keep steam
up in the God-forsaken boilers simply by knocking the blanked stokers about?
However, a warm savory steam
from the kitchen served to belie the apparently cheerless prospect before us.