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90s Slang You Should Know

engine room

a place where engines are housed, esp on a ship
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  • “All right, sir,” replied the engineer, going toward the engine room.

  • Then he went around the corpse and continued toward the engine room.

    The Measure of a Man Randall Garrett
  • A bell clanged in the engine room, then the throbbing of the machinery slackened to a slow pulsation.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" Russell Doubleday
  • You keep away from the engine room and the engine-room affairs.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • It was the ship's inter-com bringing Ali's voice from the engine room which broke the concentration in the control cabin.

    Plague Ship Andre Norton
  • 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
  • Now and then the professor would go to the engine room to adjust the machines.

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

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • We were directly opposite the engine room section of the Laconia.

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

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White

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