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AEolipile

Definitions

  • Hero's aeolipile
    Hero's aeolipile
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n AEolipile ē-ol′i-pīl an instrument consisting of a hollow ball of metal partly filled with water, and having a small orifice through which steam escapes on the application of heat, thus turning the ball. It is the first instrument on record for showing the power of steam.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From L. Æolus, and pila, ball.

Usage

In literature:

JACK OF HILTON, THE BRAZEN IMAGE, ALIAS AN AEOLIPILE.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Did you never hear of the fighting aeolipile?
"The Funny Philosophers" by George Yellott
Same as AEOLIAN, AEOLIC, AEOLIPILE.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)" by Various
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