The new gun proved so successful that the inventor was knighted, and became Sir hiram maxim.
In 1895 a huge steam-propelled aeroplane built by Sir hiram maxim burst the rails holding it down and lifted for a few feet.
Mr. hiram maxim has declared that a flying machine in South Africa would have been worth four times its weight in gold.
As Sir hiram maxim has observed, a balloon by its very nature is light and fragile, it is a mere bubble.
Sir hiram maxim has expressed an intention of spending £20,000 in further experiments and prizes.
"That's the theory of Sir hiram maxim;" commented my friend, as he excused himself reluctantly for another appointment.
Sir hiram maxim equipped his machine with a steam engine, while Langley used steam engines in most of his models.
Sir hiram maxim's experimental air-ship embodied the principles shown by Fig. 171.
Somewhat similar in outward design is the huge mechanical bird built by Sir hiram maxim.
Most notable attempts with this expedient were now shortly made by hiram maxim, Langley, and others.
"precept, principle," early 15c., from Middle French maxime, from Late Latin maxima, shortened from phrases such as maxima propositio, maxima sententarium "axiom," literally "greatest premise, greatest among propositions" (one which is general and absolute), from fem. of maximus "greatest" (see maximum).
single-barreled water-cooled machine gun, 1885, named for inventor, U.S.-born British engineer Sir Hiram S. Maxim (1840-1916).