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engine block

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n engine block a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
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Usage

In literature:

Massy, blocking the engine-room companion, jerked himself into his tweed jacket surlily, while the second waited with a scowl.
"End of the Tether" by Joseph Conrad
Having thrown a rapid glance around him, the engineer seated himself on a block of stone.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
I'm done if an engineer runs by a block, but nothing else can put it over on me'!
"The Sleuth of St. James's Square" by Melville Davisson Post
Then the whistle blew, the engine slowed up, the men dropped their tools and ran for the block house.
"In His Steps" by Charles M. Sheldon
Between the piston rod clutch and the guide blocks, the feed pump rod joins the cross head in some engines.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
Some wooden soldiers and building blocks caught Freddie's eye, and for the time being his favorite fire engines were forgotten.
"The Bobbsey Twins" by Laura Lee Hope
For a broken equalizer, block on top of engine truck boxes and under truck frame.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
The young engineer, closely followed by Bim, walked for several blocks without seeing or hearing anything of the runaway monkey.
"Raftmates" by Kirk Munroe
American Engineers came up to build block houses.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
In the engine room he pointed at the engines, then to the lead-blocked labyrinth leading to the fuel holds.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
There was no clock in the room, and he had no watch, but the engine-house bell in the next block clanged the alarm regularly.
"Flip's "Islands of Providence"" by Annie Fellows Johnston
David, who lived twelve blocks from the hotel, stirred in his sleep and dreamed he was riding a fire engine.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
Just beyond the semaphore was a symmetrical heap of bleached blocks of rock comprising a landmark guide for engineers.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
The engine screamed scornfully when she was less than a block distant.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
The engine-room was, as it were, enclosed between the eight cables hanging from the tackle-blocks, four on one side, four on the other.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Then we got a stronger rope, and the engine just kicked herself around the yard and had lots of fun, but the block never budged.
"Careers of Danger and Daring" by Cleveland Moffett
A block further we came to a panting engine and hurried on.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
We allude to the machinery for manufacturing blocks, invented by Mr. Brunel, the celebrated engineer.
"The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 2" by William Finden
I believe we've got to block up the engine at this corner before she will make an even stroke.
"The Corner House Girls on Palm Island" by Grace Brooks Hill
They blocked the main staircase and the exits from the engine room below.
"The Blue Grass Seminary Girls on the Water" by Carolyn Judson Burnett
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In news:

Responding to a report of a Eureka garage in flames Tuesday, Humboldt Bay Fire dispatched three engines, one truck and two chiefs at 8:18 pm to the 800 block of F Street.
The small-block engines are based on the same engine that will power the redesigned Chevrolet Corvette, which will be revealed in January.
Engine block foundry 's motor circuit not rotating properly.
Modular Knifeblade Fuse Blocks Control Engineering.
Chevy Crate Engine Options ATK Engine Block.
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.
Options include an engine block heater and an extreme duty power train .
Nmra Y Block Shootout Y Block Engine.
At the Skills USA Contest, Edgar Ceniceros, Nick Stott, and Matt Hopson received a blue ribbon for their engine long block.
Come check out Jeff Fox's '67 Shelby GT 500 replica build, featuring a 427 big-block engine, and Holley HP750 torque.
Every engine block that comes through MCE Engines gets a thorough going over before it goes to the machine shop.
This is block trash from the water jackets in a brand-new Ford block as one example of why engines overheat.
NPO Saturn has delivered a 110 MW GTD-110 gas turbine engine to Inter RAO UES OJSC, who will use it to complete the Ivanovo combined-cycle power plant's block No.
You think I just started up all by myself, busted out of my owner's garage and then drove five miles down the road and then decided to pull over and then set my own engine block on fire.
Search engine blocked in mainland China.
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In science:

At this abstract level, an engine is something with fuel, a ‘capacity’, some level of ‘compression’, and a cylinder block, crank shaft, piston and valves.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
From the multiple alignment in Figure 5 we can infer that v4 has a cylinder block, crank shaft, pistons and valves, that the engine has a low compression, that the vehicle has 4 wheels, and so on.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
In our example, the class ‘vehicle’ has parts such as ‘engine’, ‘steering wheel’, ‘seats’, and so on, and the ‘engine’ has parts such as ‘cylinder block’, ‘crank shaft’ etc.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Prawn’s approach to rapid prototyping is based on two main components: • The Prawn Engine, a set of basic building blocks atop which protocols and services can be prototyped.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
Department of Mathematics, JIS Col lege of Engineering, Block-A, Phase-3, Kalyani, West Bengal, India.
Synchronization between variable time delayed systems and cryptography
Most of the random number engines in TRNG are parallelizable, i.e., they have member functions for leapfrogging and block-splitting.
Random Number Generators: A Survival Guide for Large Scale Simulations
MCPs are building blocks for models which are heavily used in biology (in the context of compartment models) and engineering (in the context of queues and queuing networks) as well as in many other fields. A counting process is a continuous-time, non-decreasing, non-negative, integer-valued stochastic process.
Compound Markov counting processes and their applications to modeling infinitesimally over-dispersed systems
We have chosen to study in detail the Poisson, linear birth and linear death processes because they are basic blocks widely used to build more complex, multi-process models, such as compartmental models used in population dynamics and queuing networks in engineering.
Compound Markov counting processes and their applications to modeling infinitesimally over-dispersed systems
Our results serve as the fundamental building blocks of information heat engines.
Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of Feedback Control
However, their work has some drawbacks: Compared to Ref., our implementation offers greater flexibility as the operator can combine various different building blocks that make up the extractor, and so can specifically engineer an algorithm for his needs.
A modular framework for randomness extraction based on Trevisan's construction
Ciaccia, P., Block Access Estimation for Clustered Data, IEEE Transactions on Know ledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 5(4), 1993. Donjerkovic, D., Ioannidis, Y. E., Ramakrishnan, R., Dynamic Histograms: Capturing Evolving Data Sets, In Proc. of the 16th Int.
Estimating Range Queries using Aggregate Data with Integrity Constraints: a Probabilistic Approach
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