steam-propeller love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as screw propeller (which see, under screw).


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  • There are one or two interesting facts from Australia, although not about gold: the bodies of Dr Leichardt and some of his exploring party, are said to have been discovered near Moreton Bay, where they had been murdered by the natives; and Sir Thomas Mitchell, the well-known surveyor-general, has invented a steam-propeller on the principle of the _boomerang_, which, when applied to a boat, answered expectation.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 461 Volume 18, New Series, October 30, 1852


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