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Corliss

[kawr-lis] /ˈkɔr lɪs/
noun
1.
George Henry, 1817–88, U.S. engineer and inventor.
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  • But since then achievements in steam have dwarfed even the great work of Corliss.

    The Age of Invention Holland Thompson
  • Corliss was at the wheel, tugging and turning,—to what purpose was not very evident.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Bonney was stationed at the wheel, and Corliss at the sheets.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens
  • This man, yourself, Corliss and the captain and mate were the only ones aboard.

    The Flying Death Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Corliss and the Old Man and I stood right by and saw him off.

    The Flying Death Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The peculiarity of a Corliss engine is the arrangement of the valves.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • What enables the dash-pot of a Corliss engine to work noiselessly?

  • Mrs. Corliss knew but too well the child would keep her word.

    Daisy Brooks

    Laura Jean Libbey
  • "A real study—like a Flemish picture," Mrs. Corliss said afterward.

    A Round Dozen Susan Coolidge
  • Unlike Corliss of Yale, the Harvard man did not bother to pick up the newsboy.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun

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