Usage examples for locomotive

  1. The apparition passed and disappeared in an instant, leaving behind it a long train of white dust, as an express locomotive leaves behind a train of smoke. – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  2. I don't know how long I had been asleep, but what made me wake up was the whistle of a locomotive. – Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  3. Over the level roads, through the still air, they went with the steadiness and almost the swiftness, of a locomotive. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  4. The control of these nervous habits is somewhat like the management of the slipping of the wheels of a locomotive when the track is wet and slippery. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  5. A patent was taken by a Mr. Trevethick for a locomotive to run on common roads, and to a certain extent it did work. – Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects by John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness
  6. They looked over all the wagons and their contents, so far as they could, and were particularly interested in the locomotive boiler which was placed on the running gear of a wagon without the box, and with the help of a little rude imagination, somewhat resembled a huge cannon. – A Gold Hunter's Experience by Chalkley J. Hambleton
  7. It was clear they had never seen a locomotive before, and wished to show it all respect. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. In the early days, before the country was settled and the banks of the river were lined with trees, and no houses, hotels or horse- cars were to be seen; when the puffing of the locomotive was not heard echoing from shore to shore; when no bridges spanned the river to mar its beauty, and when nature was the only architect and beautifier, Niagara Falls must have been one of the most attractive spots on the earth; at least it is the place of all places where the mighty energies of nature are gathered together in one grand exhibition of sublime power. – Electricity and Magnetism Nature's Miracles, Vol. III. by Elisha Gray
  9. Moreover, I have no doubt that thoughts may be directly excited by the ringing of a house- bell, by the whistle of a locomotive, etc. – The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song by F. W. Mott
  10. The clumsy locomotive often broke down, and horses and oxen had to be impressed to drag the cars to the nearest station and repair shop. – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle
  11. Our great locomotive factories had developed on similar lines. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  12. " All right, boss," said George simply as he joined Bryce and Ogilvy under the lee of the locomotive. – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  13. His way lay past the railway- station, under the " Look out for the locomotive" sign, across the track, and up the hill. – Aladdin O'Brien by Gouverneur Morris
  14. I know I had a little silver cup or mug that I used at table, and when I saw my first locomotive bell slowly ringing I watched it and exclaimed, " Cup open bell." – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  15. His father owned the locomotive works and he always went to Europe for his summers. – At Good Old Siwash by George Fitch
  16. We had a lunch, but it was left behind on the locomotive. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  17. " I have felt some interest in the electric locomotive, though I have done nothing practical in the matter. – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton
  18. If you'll be tender, I'll be locomotive. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  19. That evening we found our locomotive Administration encamped at Mopochsburgen, to which place they had retreated before a hostile column, which was operating from Belfast. – My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War by Ben Viljoen