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chain pump

a pump consisting of buckets, plates, or the like, rising upon a chain within a cylinder for raising liquids entering the cylinder at the bottom.
Origin of chain pump
First recorded in 1610-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Right here in the middle of this inside place is a chain pump.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart
  • I have sometimes thought the modern endless or chain pump as perfect a fixture as any other.

  • This apparatus is identical with the Cornish "rag and chain pump" of the same period, and we have therefore adopted that term.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • After tea they went into the garden, and there, to her amazement, she saw the high fence and the chain pump of her hallucination.

    Adventurings in the Psychical H. Addington Bruce
  • The most powerful machine then in use for deep mines appears to have been the horse-powered rag and chain pump.

  • The little brook between the lakes runs along like a chain pump and contains about as many trout.

    The Tent Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • The chain pump and other pumps of simple form have only been improved since Hero's day in matters of detail.

    Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle

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