"We rigged the force pump, got the hose along, and by-and-by it burst.
"I gave him the sounding-rod and lay down again, trying to think of various things--but I thought only of the pumps. When I came on deck they were still at it, and my watch relieved at the pumps.
Pickwick among the number, met each other in the pump
room, took their quarter of a pint, and walked constitutionally.
One morning upon handling the pumps
, according to daily usage, it was observed that she made more water in her hold than common.
We put in a little iron pump
, one of the first turned out by my works near the capital; we bored into a stone reservoir which stood against the outer wall of the well-chamber and inserted a section of lead pipe that was long enough to reach to the door of the chapel and project beyond the threshold, where the gushing water would be visible to the two hundred and fifty acres of people I was intending should be present on the flat plain in front of this little holy hillock at the proper time.
In submarine works, the workman, clad in an impervious dress, with his head in a metal helmet, receives air from above by means of forcing pumps
Over called to his wife, who brought into the yard a pail made of some kind of baked dough, and Dorothy pumped
the pail full of cool, sweet milk and drank it eagerly.
With Hugh's assistance, however, he contrived to stagger to the pump
; and having refreshed himself with an abundant draught of cold water, and a copious shower of the same refreshing liquid on his head and face, he ordered some rum and milk to be served; and upon that innocent beverage and some biscuits and cheese made a pretty hearty meal.
This product is then treated electrically, or rather certain proportions of refined electric vibrations are incorporated with it, and the result is then pumped
to the five principal air centers of the planet where, as it is released, contact with the ether of space transforms it into atmosphere.
We saw the crew of the brig from afar working at the pumps
- still pumping on that wreck, which already had settled so far down that the gentle, low swell, over which our boats rose and fell easily without a check to their speed, welling up almost level with her head-rails, plucked at the ends of broken gear swinging desolately under her naked bowsprit.
In Sperm-whalemen with any considerable quantity of oil on board, it is a regular semi-weekly duty to conduct a hose into the hold, and drench the casks with sea-water; which afterwards, at varying intervals, is removed by the ship's pumps
. Hereby the casks are sought to be kept damply tight; while by the changed character of the withdrawn water, the mariners readily detect any serious leakage in the precious cargo.
I had worn, when I quitted the ship, a pair of thick pumps
, which, from the rough usage they had received in scaling precipices and sliding down gorges, were so dilapidated as to be altogether unfit for use--so, at least, would have thought the generality of people, and so they most certainly were, when considered in the light of shoes.