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engine room

noun
1.
a place where engines are housed, esp on a ship
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  • We'll put them in the engine room, where they'll keep the fires going for their own sakes.

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton
  • He watched him go to the engine room tube and speak down it.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Then he went around the corpse and continued toward the engine room.

    The Measure of a Man

    Randall Garrett
  • But there were no cries of pain or calls for help from the three men in the engine room.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • You keep away from the engine room and the engine-room affairs.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • "Now, the engine room; to see the object of all that heat," said Mr. Metcalf.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • Kendall swung to the controls, and Cole raced back to the engine room.

    The Ultimate Weapon John Wood Campbell
  • "I'll try," said the boat's commander, and he strode off to the engine room.

    The Secret Wireless

    Lewis E. Theiss
  • We'll need a guard in the engine room, my control could be cut if they broke in there.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • "This is the engine room," he announced out of his new knowledge.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White

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